Human Resources

Want To Know Why There Aren’t More Black Lawyers?

One of the many things we’ve learned through the repeated murders of Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement and the failure of these murderers to be brought to justice is that we need more Black lawyers and prosecutors. While nearly 40 percent of incarcerated prisoners are African-American, four percent of lawyers in the United States…keep reading

Winston & Strawn Hit With Explosive Gender Bias Suit

 Constance Ramos, who left Winston & Strawn in August to start her own Oakland, California-based intellectual property boutique, has become the latest former member of Big Law to bring a gender bias suit against an Am Law 200 firm. The litigation, which has not yet been previously reported, began with a 19-page complaint filed on Aug….keep reading

Irell Elects First African American Managing Partner

Irell & Manella LLP has elected Ellisen S. Turner as the firm’s managing partner. Turner, a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office who is the hiring chair and an executive committee member, is Irell’s first African-American managing partner. He will succeed Andrei Iancu who is completing his second three-year term, which is the maximum allowed tenure….keep reading

Gender Analytics: Using Litigation Data to Evaluate Law Firm Diversity

Legal analytics can now identify law firms committed to gender diversity by analyzing the gender of attorney appearances. Docket Alarm has done so for the United States Supreme Court and specialized patent courts. The lack of gender diversity is significant, especially in patent cases. Here we highlight firms breaking the mold. More women are entering…keep reading

Increasing Workplace Diversity: The Glass Escalator Phenomenon in Female Dominated Professions

Many assume that most workplaces are meritocracies where effort is rewarded by advancement and success. But as companies in the United States strive to accommodate greater racial and ethnic diversity, this premise has proved questionable for women and non-white men. Broadly-designed efforts to incorporate black workers into positions where they are underrepresented, particularly in professional…keep reading