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NAMWOLF is committed to uncovering the latest information related to diversity in the legal profession as well as connecting others to the knowledge and expertise of our high-performance M/WBE law firms. We offer a wealth of practical insights for corporate counsel, minority and women attorneys, and affiliate organizations. Our featured content presents thought leadership on a wide range of legal and diversity issues, with a particular focus on increasing the utilization of M/WBE law firms.


TO SOLICIT OR NOT TO SOLICIT – THAT IS THE QUESTION

 

By Joel Stern

 

What I like most about this position is having the opportunity to talk to in-house legal groups around the United States sharing my experiences with NAMWOLF first as in-house and now in this role. While each meeting is a bit different, a recurring question is, “How can I find law firms that can do our work in...

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THE POWER OF PARTNERING:GUIDELINES FOR DIVERSE COLLABORATIONS AMONG NAMWOLF LAW FIRMS AND MAJORITY LAWFIRMS

By Stephanie Scharf, Nate Saint Victor & Antonio Castro

A must read for law firms and in-house counsel looking for a ready solution for achieving diversity of counsel on major matters by partnering highly qualified partners in NAMWOLF...

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MINORITY­-OWNED FIRMS GIVE BIGLAW A RUN FOR ITS MONEY

By Dani Meyer

Law360, New York (May 16, 2016, 11:17 PM ET) ­­ Minority­-owned firms not only provide a more welcoming environment for ex­-Big Law attorneys unhappy with the lack of diversity at large law firms but also give their attorneys opportunities to attract clients frustrated with the legal industry's race problem...

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UNINVITED:COUNSEL LISTS AND HOW THEY LIMIT MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED LAW FIRMS' ACCESS TO LEGAL WORK

 

By Jessica R. Vartanian, Heather Renée Adams, Antonio Castro, Martin Greene, Stoller &Vijay Toke

 

Preferred Counsel lists came into widespread use in the 1990s, when minorities and women were markedly underrepresented in the legal profession. Then, as now, Preferred Counsel lists allowed...

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NOW IS THE TIME TO DISPEL THE UNTRUE MYTHS ABOUT NAMWOLF MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED LAW FIRMS

 

By Joel Stern

 

I have now had the honor of serving as the CEO of NAMWOLF for two years. While I continue to be excited about more and more in-house legal groups reaching out to our firms and giving them the opportunity to compete for and win the business, I still get frustrated with untrue myths and unreasonable expectations that exist with respect to our minority and women owned...

 

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JOEL STERN QUOTED IN LAW360

By NAMWOLF

Preferred Counsel lists came into widespread use in the 1990s, when minorities and women were markedly underrepresented in the legal profession. Then, as now, Preferred Counsel lists allowed companies to obtain more favorable terms with outside counsel by forming consolidated networks. In recent years, corporate law departments started using national contracts for certain types of work. Prior to the rise of Preferred Counsel lists and...

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CEO JOEL STERN FEATURED ON A NEWLY PUBLISHED LAW360 ARTICLE, ENTITLED "WHAT HAPPENS AT LAW FIRMS WHEN WOMEN TAKE CHARGE"

By Jacqueline Bell

 

Law360, Boston (April 20, 2016, 9:28 PM ET) -- ­­ It’s the rare law firm that has been able to achieve true gender parity, or anything close to it, particularly in its equity partnership ranks. But the few firms that have done it are reaping the rewards of leadership diversity, attracting valuable lateral talent and clients and boosting their bottom lines. Most law firm equity partnerships in the...

 

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CEO JOEL STERN speaks with gc magazine about namwolf's mission and how it's going to get there

By Joel Stern

 

When I was at Accenture, I managed all of our global outside counsel spend as well as our diversity and inclusion legal program. I love big law and NAMWOLF is not a play against big law. We are complementary to the diversity and inclusion efforts focused on big law. But if big law was more successful with respect to hiring and retaining minority and female lawyers, there might not be...

 

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DRIVING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FROM THE INSIDE OUT

By Malvina Longoria and Vanessa Watson

Even after years of continued efforts from the best and brightest to drive diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, The Washington Post and other media outlets have given law the dubious distinction of being the “least diverse profession.”  While this certainly is disappointing, some organizations, including Mastercard, are taking it as a call to action.

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NAMWOLF NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

NAMWOLF’s Newsletter features interviews with corporate counsel and law firm members in effort to share best practices and highlight successful business relationships forged through NAMWOLF. Also included are committee updates and event information.

 

JD SUPRA

NAMWOLF’s growing JD Supra profile showcases our firms’ expertise in a variety of practice areas via articles, newsletters, and presentations.

 


                                 


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