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Foley & Lardner partner loses discrimination suit

Sep 3, 2014 A Foley & Lardner partner who claimed that the firm discriminated against him - by paying him less than minority, female and younger partners - has lost his federal appeal. Carey had claimed discrimination on the…

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Ropes & Gray tops diversity ranking

Jul 21, 2014 Vault has released its annual ranking of the 25 best law firms for diversity. The survey collects data from over 17,000 law firm associates, and considers five categories: diversity for women, diversity for…

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Compulsory diversity reporting for UK law firms

Aug 3, 2011 Law firms in the UK will be required to publish diversity and social mobility statistics online under a plan recently approved by the Legal Services Board. The scheme, which is designed to "widen the pool of talented…

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US diversity scorecard stabilizes in 2010

Jun 10, 2011 The Am Law Daily has completed its Diversity Scorecard for 2010, showing a 0.2 per cent increase in the proportion of minority lawyers at big firms, to 13.9 percent. While 0.2 per cent is an unimpressive gain by any…

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Going backwards on diversity in top US firms

Nov 9, 2010 A new survey from the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) indicates that things are getting even tougher for women in the top 200 law firms in the US. The survey reports that women constitute only 15 per…

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UK law firms under pressure on staff diversity

Apr 11, 2008 London law firms are under growing client pressure to promote more women and people from ethnic and other minorities, according to the new head of one of the largest firms. Big firms were lagging behind other sectors…

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