Human Resources

Biglaw Remains Painfully Stagnant, So What Can Law Firms Do?

Gender diversity is important, but it’s not the only form of diversity. “I sat down with Prince, eye to eye / He told me his wishes before he died / Now, Londell McMillan, he must be color blind /  They only see green from them purple eyes.” — Jay-Z Last month, published “Diversity in Big Law Means…keep reading

Law Students Say Harvard’s Diversity Study Falls Short

Amid a sharp drop in African-American enrollees at Harvard Law School, a task force on diversity has released the results of a yearlong study, with recommendations that a group of students says come up short. The number of black first-year law students at Harvard declined significantly in 2016—the year after racial tensions erupted very publicly…keep reading

Featured Lawyer: Roshan Rajkumar

Roshan Rajkumar Partner Bowman and Brooke TCDIP Board Co-Chair What is your area of practice?  Civil Litigation – Defense Why are you unique? I am one of only two Sri Lankan attorneys in my firm, and the only Sri Lankan law firm partner I am aware of in the Twin Cities. How did you do…keep reading

Featured Lawyer: Apur Patel

Apur Patel Deputy General Counsel, Optum UnitedHealth Group TCDIP Board Member What is your area of practice?  I am part of a large in-house legal function for a big company.  I support our technology business and generally focus on technology transactions and supporting the international operations of our technology hubs in India and the Philippines….keep reading

Featured Lawyer: Tessa Mlsna

Tessa Mlsna Associate Littler Mendelson What is your area of practice? I represent and counsel companies on a variety of labor and employment matters, including discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower disputes, and traditional labor matters. How did you do it? Well, I am not sure I’ve done “it” yet, but I am certainly working towards it…keep reading