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

The Black General Counsel Project: Edward Jones Investments’ Chris Lewis

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Chris Lewis, the general counsel of financial services company Edward Jones Investments, said he’s seen in-house hiring searches emphasize individual capabilities more than prior industry experience, a shift that can push corporate America to tap more Black talent.

“There are numerous talented Black lawyers and leaders who can fill general counsel and other senior roles in companies and hopefully this is only the beginning of those opportunities,"Lewis 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 ...

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