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

The Black General Counsel Project: TIAA’s Phillip Rollock

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Improved diversity at the general counsel level could lead to better diversity across the entire legal industry, including within law firms, according to Phillip Rollock, the chief legal officer of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, or TIAA.

“The rise in Black general counsel is a positive sign and bodes well for seeing similar increases in representation at law firms at all levels, including the partnership level, as in-house legal departments require diverse teams at law firms to service their corporations’ work,” Rollock said in a recent Bloomberg Law survey.

Black general counsel now make up over 5% of ...

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