Bloomberg Law
July 29, 2020, 12:06 PM

It’s Gotten Better to Be LGBTQ in Big Law, but Struggles Remain

Jerome Ashton
Jerome Ashton
Deputy Team Leader

LGBTQ attorneys in Big Law have seen progress in the form of favorable Supreme Court decisions and less stigma about being out at work. But there are still a number of challenges, especially for certain LGBTQ groups.

Not Over Yet: Attorneys said being out to colleagues and clients can be particularly difficult for trans and nonbinary lawyers who fear biased and discriminatory responses as well as negative career consequences. Life in Big Law as an LGBTQ attorney of color also poses substantial extra barriers to success and recognition.

Seeing and Learning: Bobbie Wilson, a litigation partner at Perkins Coie, said ...

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