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

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

Law Firms Head Back To School For Diversity Guidance

Law360, New York (August 21, 2017, 8:04 PM EDT) — Frustrated by a lack of progress on diversity, some law firms are starting to take a more academic approach. Goodwin Procter LLP and Dickinson Wright PLLC are among a handful of firms that are turning to universities to study their workplace policies in action. By putting themselves under…keep reading

Why The Legal Industry Must Embrace Diversity, Technology, and Collaboration

  It’s time the legal industry pays more than lip service to embracing diversity, technology, and collaboration with other professionals. We live in a diverse society; an interconnected, interdependent world; and a period when the rule of law, the lynchpin of democracies, is under siege domestically and globally. A commitment to diversity; technology to promote…keep reading