Bloomberg Law
Dec. 15, 2020, 11:00 AM

The Black General Counsel Project: Flowserve’s Lanesha Minnix

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Lanesha Minnix, the chief legal officer of industrial machinery company Flowserve Corp., said that choosing to work with law firms through a diverse partner has helped build outside legal teams that are less homogeneous.

“In instances when I am hiring a new firm, I make every effort to identify a diverse partner as the ‘relationship partner’ to allow origination credit. I find when a diverse partner is lead, they tend to assemble diverse teams to work on matters,” Minnix told Bloomberg Law in a recent survey.

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