Bloomberg Law
July 9, 2021, 3:02 PM

Cravath Gives $6M to Promote Equality, But What About Its Own Diversity Issues?

Vivia Chen
Vivia Chen

On the awesomeness scale of law firm donations during this year of racial reckoning, Cravath, Swaine & Moore is killing it. A few weeks ago, the esteemed firm announced a whopping $6 million gift to social justice organizations and a historically Black university.

While many Big Law firms donated a few hundred thousand dollars or so this past year to promote equality, Cravath’s gift seems the most generous. Kirkland & Ellis and Greenberg Traurig came close, each pledging $5 million—except their donations are spread over a five to six year period while Cravath’s gift is outright.

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