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The Fierce Urgency of Now: Diversity in Legal Recruiting Amidst the War for Talent


Diversity in the legal profession is a long-standing challenge that many firms and corporations are working individually and collectively to address but have yet to solve. The recent surge for social and racial justice along with the shift in the global labor marketplace prompted by the pandemic have created a fierce urgency to address diversity in recruiting. (Bloomberg Law). 

David M. Dixon, director of diversity, equity & inclusion and corporate social responsibility, was joined by a panel of legal and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging leaders—Lisa Lee, John Lewis, Jr. and Mark Zemelman—for a powerful and candid conversation on the current challenges we face, the opportunities that exist, and how to take vigorous and positive action on improving diversity in legal recruiting. 


  • Lisa Lee, VP of Global Culture & Belonging, DoorDash
  • John Lewis, Jr., Houston Office Managing Partner; Chair, Firmwide Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Mark Zemelman, SVP & General Counsel, Kaiser Permanente

Hosted by:

David M. Dixon

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility
Major, Lindsey & Africa

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Location: On-Demand
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