Bloomberg Law
Aug. 7, 2020, 9:41 AM

Black General Counsel Reach Milestone in the Fortune 1000

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

As the nation engages anew with race, there’s a sign of progress at large companies — Black general counsel are on the rise, now comprising more than 5% of general counsel in the Fortune 1000.

“Black lawyers represent a higher number of general counsel than any other underrepresented minority group,” said Washington-based Minority Corporate Counsel Association president and CEO Jean Lee.

Thompson Hine senior counsel Ernest Tuckett, based in Chicago, and Eaton Corp. general counsel April Miller Boise, based in Cleveland, founded the Black General Counsel 2025 Initiative in 2017 to track and promote Black legal leaders in the Fortune ...

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