Bloomberg Law
Sept. 24, 2021, 4:02 PM

Texas Two-Step: Big Law’s Silence on Abortion

Vivia Chen
Vivia Chen

Law firms are fickle. One minute they treat me like a queen, offering me first dibs on their latest awesome women’s initiative or a cozy chat with their “star” partner. And the next minute—when I ask them a simple question—they’re avoiding me like an unvaccinated relative at Thanksgiving dinner.

Right now, I’m getting the silent treatment. I’ve contacted over 25 Big Law firms—mainly Texas-based ones (e.g., Baker & Botts and Vinson & Elkins) and those with big presence in the state (e.g., Skadden Arps, Latham & Watkins, and Kirkland & Ellis)—about what they plan to do about the state’s draconian ...

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