Many corporations are not in the position to step offshore to develop a global diversity program where commerce, education, politics, and social factors vary considerably. Although economic times have been difficult for leading companies in the United States, select companies have made a decision to continue their commitment to establishing global diversity programs and initiatives. […]
We interviewed 18 advocates for the gay and lesbian community at corporations, law firms, organizations, and associations. We asked them about the obstacles and challenges that gay and lesbian lawyers face. Read about how these leaders respond to questions posed by E.J. Graff.
Establishing diversity initiatives in the global market has new challenges, especially considering the current economic climate of companies in the United States. Some solutions are emerging to combat this dilemma.
Answers to Five Essential Questions On a weekly basis, our staff is contacted by attorneys and asked a variety of career questions. Thus, we asked the search firm of SivinTobin Associates, which specializes in law department recruiting, to respond to the questions presented by our readers. As legal recruiters with more than 20 years of […]
Building Momentum! As we reach the halfway point of the year, MCCA’s agenda remains jam-packed. We have expanded our services, increased our networks, and launched two very important research projects. Here’s how we’ve been allocating our time and resources: Last April, MCCA expanded its range of services to include our first-ever CLE Expo, “Principles in […]
Candidate for National Bar Association President-Elect Clyde E. Bailey Clyde E. Bailey, patent counsel at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York, has been an active member of the National Bar Association (NBA) for nearly two decades. Bailey is currently vice president and is responsible for the NBA’s 87 regions and affiliate chapters. Bailey […]
Addressing Diversity Head-On Vernon G. Baker, II As Senior Vice President and General Counsel of ArvinMeritor Inc., a $7-billion global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems and components for the automotive industry, Vernon G. Baker, II has had his share of challenges. In 1999, Baker became the general counsel of Meritor Automotive, […]
Making Equal Time for the Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Community Jenner & Block Jenner & Block recently took an unprecedented step forward in its support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The law firm released the first edition of its quarterly newsletter, Equal Time, which catalogues Jenner & Block’s extensive legal involvement […]