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

The Black General Counsel Project: Laureate’s Rick Sinkfield

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Rick Sinkfield, the chief legal officer of Laureate Education, believes today’s Black general counsel are opening doors for other Black lawyers.

“As more of us gain the experience, then we’re already in the club, which means that we can go other places and the likelihood of a Black candidate filling our position is increased because we were there, particularly if we have a hand in choosing the successor,” Sinkfield 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 ...

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