One firm’s ‘unprecedented’ push for diversity

In An ‘unprecedented’ push for diversity, Boston Globe reporter Diane E. Lewis reports on Mintz Levin:

“A prominent Boston law firm has hired 11 minority attorneys to staff an employment law practice in Washington, D.C., and it is planning to add more to work in Boston, New York, and Washington in a push to diversify its ranks and boost business.

“The move, by Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, reflects one of the largest efforts by a major US law firm to aggressively recruit more than a handful of minorities to the positions of partner or counsel at any one time. Officials at the firm said the new recruits mark the beginning of a major diversity effort.”