Eric Holder on Judiciary: Time to Diversify Is Now (Podcast)

June 1, 2021, 7:04 PM

Earlier this year [Un]Common Law published a podcast series looking at the experiences of African American lawyers and judges working in the legal industry—which, to this day, remains one of the least diverse professions in America. Now, more than a year since George Floyd’s murder, and the wave of soul-searching in the legal industry that followed, 16 of the nation’s largest law firms, nine of which are in the Am Law 200, still do not have even a single Black partner, according to a report from the American Lawyer.

In January we interviewed former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, now a partner with Washington DC-based, Covington & Burling as part of [Un]Common Law’s “Black Lawyers Speak,” and today we release the full Q&A as a bonus episode from that series.

To contact the reporter on this story: Adam Allington in Washington at aallington@bloombergindustry.com

To reach the executive producer responsible for this podcast, contact: Josh Block at jblock@bloombergindustry.com

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