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

The Black General Counsel Project: Elanco’s Michael-Bryant Hicks

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

There aren’t enough Black general counsel yet, but Michael-Bryant Hicks, the executive vice president and general counsel of veterinary pharmaceutical company Elanco Animal Health Inc., is hopeful that change is on the horizon.

“I can imagine a generation of retirements, on the one hand, converging with this moment of more honest dialogue on race, on the other, to provide opportunities that Black attorneys have never seen before,” Hicks 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 ...

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