Diversity in Law: Attorneys from Underrepresented Backgrounds Detail Experiences on the Ground at BigLaw 

June 6, 2024 @ 12:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Event Type: Webinar

Coming to the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court affirmative action ruling that was passed on June 29, 2023. How has it impacted the experiences of attorneys from underrepresented groups within the legal profession?

In collaboration with Above the Law, Leopard Solutions surveyed these attorneys to gain a better understanding of the current landscape. For the first time, we are getting input solely (and directly) from attorneys from underrepresented groups (or historically marginalized), leveraging Leopard’s smart tools to isolate our intended audience. Here’s who responded.

In this illuminating webinar we unveil the findings from the survey. The webinar will share experiences of these attorneys at Big Law and how they could have a more significant impact on the industry.

Key Takeaways

• Individual Perspectives on Diversity
Gain valuable insights into the experiences and challenges faced by diverse attorneys in the legal profession as we dive into the survey’s findings at the individual level.
• Diversity Initiatives in Top Law Firms
Explore the state of diversity initiatives within the top 200 law firms by gross revenue, as uncovered by our survey. Discover what initiatives are in place and where there is room for improvement.
• Beyond Lip Service: Addressing “Window Dressing”
Understand the “window dressing” phenomenon in law firms, where diversity efforts may appear performative, as gleaned through firsthand accounts. Learn how firms can move beyond rhetoric to implement meaningful operational policies that promote genuine diversity and inclusion.

Laura Leopard, Founder and General Manager of Leopard Solutions 
Caren Ulrich Stacy, CEO of Diversity Lab
Rosa Nunez, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion of Foley Hoag
Reggie McGahee, Global Head of Diversity Recruiting of Reed Smith