According to the American Bar Association’s Winter 2020 report, “[t]he legal profession is generally perceived as lagging behind other professions and industries in the area of diversity and inclusion (D&I). Although there are many notable exceptions, women and minorities are often under-represented at law firms and in-house law departments, particularly in leadership positions. They also often receive lower compensation than non-diverse attorneys and are excluded from, or overlooked for, other important law firm and law department roles, opportunities, and benefits.” Lindsey S. Mignano moderated a panel
entitled "How to Craft DEI Policies: The Role of Written DEI Policies in Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing the Equity of Women and/or Minorities in Law Firms" for the Bar Association of San Francisco, featuring panelists Terrance Evans of Duane Morris, David Nied of Ad Astra Law Group, Cristina Piechocki of Littler Mendelson, and Vidhya Prabhakaran of Davis Wright Tremaine. Panelists discussed how law firms can implement non-performative, impactful written DEI policies so that more women and/or minorities become equity partners in law firms.