Black History Month: A conversation with Ellisen Turner, the first African-American Managing Partner at Irell & Manella, LLP

You worked as a software engineer before going to law school, what prompted that career shift and what was the most difficult aspect of it? At 17, I left for college with a goal to study biomedical engineering and develop robotic, prosthetic limbs and organs.[…]

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Conversations about Women in Law: Singapore

In recent years, Singapore has been making huge strides towards positioning itself as a global legal hub. With the rapid growth in the legal market came marked changes in the gender makeup of this sector: in 1973, only 15 per cent of lawyers in Singapore[…]

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The Apollo Project: Agents for Change – An initiative from the InterLaw Diversity Forum and the Financial Times

The Apollo Project is a global cross-sector initiative for businesses and organisations of all sizes, which provides the practical tools needed to better embed more inclusive workplace practices and cultures to promote a meritocracy.  The Apollo Project seeks out and awards ground-breaking initiatives and examples[…]

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Building Career Foundations: Networking Your Way to Partnership, by Jennifer Mikulina

Sixty years ago, McDermott became the second major US law firm to elect a woman partner, and our Firm remains committed to enabling opportunities for all. Through our Gender Diversity & Inclusion Committee (“GDIC”), we develop policies and initiatives to reinforce the Firm’s long-standing commitment[…]

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