Bloomberg Law
Dec. 15, 2020, 11:01 AM

The Black General Counsel Project: Danaher’s Brian Ellis

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Companies have recently made a “concerted effort” to increase diversity in the legal industry, in part by requiring more diverse slates of job candidates, said Brian Ellis, the general counsel of science and technology conglomerate Danaher Corp.

“Once Black lawyers are given an opportunity to be in the running, we can compete with anyone. Historically, we just never got a fair shot,” Ellis said in a recent Bloomberg Law survey.

Black general counsel now make up over 5% of all general counsel in the Fortune 1000 , a significant milestone tracked by the Black General Counsel 2025 Initiative and ...

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