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

The Black General Counsel Project: Discover Financial Services’ Wanji Walcott

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Law firms that have done a poor job of retaining and promoting lawyers of color may risk their relationships with Discover Financial Services, according to its chief legal officer Wanji Walcott.

“I have opted not to use certain law firms that have a track record of not hiring, retaining, and promoting diverse lawyers, specifically including Black lawyers. I struggle with the fact that in 2020 there are Am Law 100 law firms with no Black partners,” Walcott said in a recent Bloomberg Law survey.

Black general counsel now make up over 5% of all general counsel in the Fortune ...

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