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- Law Firms Slow to Increase the Number of Women Partners: The Current Statistics and What Clients Can Do to Help Promote Diverse Legal Talent June 12, 2019Law360 recently published its 2019 Glass Ceiling Report, and the numbers continue to reflect that law firms are slow to increase their representation of women at the partnership level. Law360 reports that women at law firms represent just over 45% of nonpartners, about a quarter of partners, and only 21.5% of equity partners. Those averages... […]Cristina Laramee Souto
- Claire Rauscher Obtains Rare Rule 29 Acquittal April 25, 2019Earlier this year, Claire Rauscher, a partner at Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, achieved a rare success for her client – a Rule 29 acquittal. Rauscher’s client, Shannon Drake, a former account executive of GrandSouth Bank (“GrandSouth”), stood accused of 27 counts of bank fraud. She was accused of participating in a “straw lending” scheme connected... […]Cristina Laramee Souto
- Interview with Jamila Hall April 1, 2019During the Women White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) Annual Attorney Meeting in New Orleans last month, I had the privilege of interviewing Jamila Hall, a partner at Jones Day in Atlanta in the Investigations & White Collar Defense practice. Jamila serves as defense and investigative counsel to Fortune 500 companies and regularly conducts internal investigations... […]Susan Bozorgi
- 170 GCs Sign Open Letter to Law Firms: A ‘Bottom Line’ Incentive to Improve on Diversity February 8, 2019On January 27th, 170 general counsel and corporate legal officers, from companies like Lyft, Heineken USA, and Etsy, penned an open letter to law firms stating that their companies will prioritize their legal spending on firms that commit to diversity and inclusion. Supporters of the letter told Law360 earlier this week that the letter represents... […]Cristina Laramee Souto
- Kate Dyer Defends PG&E in California Wildfires Case January 22, 2019San Francisco attorney Kate Dyer, of Clarence Dyer & Cohen LLP, represents Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) at an important moment in the company’s trajectory: The recent 2018 wildfires in Butte County, California have become the subject of inquiry by a federal judge overseeing a 2017 judgment entered against PG&E as a result of... […]Cristina Laramee Souto