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

The Black General Counsel Project: New York Life’s Natalie Lamarque

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

The recent increase in Black general counsel can be attributed to both a growing awareness at corporations of the importance of diversity, and a concerted effort across the legal industry to improve the pipeline of qualified Black attorneys, according to Natalie Lamarque, the general counsel and senior vice president of New York Life Insurance Co.

“Creating a pipeline for Black attorneys to get to these roles is so crucial. GC opportunities are limited and often require one to be in the right place at the right time,” Lamarque said in a recent Bloomberg Law survey.

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