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

The Black General Counsel Project: Kraft Heinz’s Rashida La Lande

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Recent improvements in diversity in the legal industry stem from more diverse classes of law students, according to The Kraft Heinz Co.'s general counsel Rashida La Lande.

“If you look back 20 or 30 years, you’ll see significant increases in the diversity of law school students. That increase is now playing itself out,” La Lande 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 2025 Initiative and first reported by Bloomberg Law. We reached out to ...

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