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The American Lawyer: Over 400 Managing Partners, GCs Make Public DEI Pledges as LCLD Campaign Concludes

June 17, 2022

A review of managing partner and general counsel pledges submitted to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) revealed that leaders from the largest law firms and corporate legal departments have “committed to increasing their sponsorship of diverse attorneys, developing succession plans that include diverse attorneys, and collaborating with clients to advance the careers of attorneys from underrepresented groups.” Bradley Butwin, chair of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, said that the firm will identify its top clients that need new lead partners in the next five years and ensure a process that will allow diverse partners to assume lead roles for various clients.

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