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

The Black General Counsel Project: Guardian Life’s Kermitt Brooks

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Kermitt Brooks, general counsel of the Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America, has been navigating a coronavirus pandemic that’s presenting new challenges to the insurance industry, while also maintaining a focus on cultivating diversity in the legal profession.

New York-based Guardian’s efforts towards inclusion appear to be paying off.

“I am proud to say that 41% of litigated matters opened since 2019 were handled by diverse attorneys or diverse-owned firms,” Brooks said of the company’s legal work in a recent Bloomberg Law survey.

Black general counsel now make up over 5% of all general counsel in the Fortune 1000, ...

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