Bloomberg Law
June 8, 2021, 2:45 PM

Black Law Firm Leaders Are Poised for Prodigious Change

Vivia Chen
Vivia Chen

You won’t find a major law firm or company in America that hasn’t made a big, bold statement condemning the murder of George Floyd and voicing the urgent need for racial equality. Overnight, it seemed these institutions got interested in the plight of people of color and started holding “listening” tours in their own organizations, asking minority employees about the prejudice they’ve faced in their lives.

And Big Law has stepped up to the plate, generously donating money and time to the cause of racial equality. For instance, Kirkland & Ellis and Greenberg Traurig have each pledged $5 million over ...

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