Diversity & The Bar®

March/April 2010

Cover Story
(L to R) Taa Grays, James Lipscomb, and Matthew Ricciardi

Photo by John Abbott Photography


Cover Story:
Honoring Excellence

MCCA reflects on the extraordinary career of James L. Lipscomb, MetLife’s trailblazing executive vice president and general counsel.
By Patrick Folliard Read More

AT&T: Diversity in Focus

AT&T general counsel Wayne Watts has brought diversity into focus. MCCA examines the company’s high–performing legal department, along with the system they use to track outside counsel.
By Kara Mayer Robinson Read More

Corporate Internships Offer a Long-Term Investment in Tomorrow’s Talent

First-year law students have limited options for corporate work experience. In recent years, however, more companies have opened internships to 1L students, a good sign in an ailing economy.
By Chana Garcia Read More

2009 Diverse Partner Promotions

MCCA congratulates the attorneys of color joining the partnership ranks in 2009. Read More


Notes from the Executive Director
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Perseverance in Profile
Michael Baillif
By Tom Calarco Read More

Lawyer’s Lantern
Developing Business Judgment: How Not to “Kill” Your Clients — Or Your In-House Career
By Lori L. Garrett Read More


Association Focus
Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms
By Catherine Skrzypinski Read More

Deirdre Stanley
Making the Most of Change

By Patrick Folliard Read More


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Diversity & the Bar® belatedly thanks Alderson Court Reporting for generously providing court reporting and transcription services for “Does the Supreme Court’s Ricci Decision Imperil Diversity Programs?,” which was featured in our previous issue (January/February 2010, pp. 18 – 22). Diversity & the Bar apologizes for the omission.


From the March/April 2010 issue of  Diversity & The Bar®



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