Christopher Pickett: Advancing diversity and inclusion

Fresh out of law school in 2002, Christopher Pickett moved from St. Louis to Nevada, Missouri, population 8,200, determined to be a public defender and gain experience as a young litigator. He remembers the day he was assigned to represent a white supremacist, with a swastika tattooed on his neck and the words “white power”…keep reading

Executive Director, Val Jensen receives Diversity & Inclusion Award

  Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Executive Director, Val Jensen, was honored by Minnesota Lawyer in its first annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards.  The awards celebrated individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion in the Twin Cities.  Lauding Val’s efforts, Minnesota Lawyer noted Val’s contribution to the diversity community…keep reading

Featured Lawyer: Shauro Bagchi

  Shauro Bagchi Associate Maslon LLP   1.What is your area of practice? Three areas: Private company mergers & acquisitions (representing both sellers and strategic/financial buyers); Private company securities (structuring equity and debt securities offerings for private, middle market companies); and Commercial contract drafting (negotiating and drafting large-scale vendor, supplier, distributor, marketing, services and software…keep reading

Women Are Not Convinced By Law Firms’ Statements Of Commitment To Diversity

If you’re interested in improving gender equality at your law firm, check out both of these studies. “I’m going to compel him to include women in the sequel!” — Angelica, Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda)  This week, McKinsey & Co. published a new study titled, Women in Law Firms. This study is part of McKinsey’s and LeanIn.Org’s broader Women in the Workplace 2017 research. In…keep reading