Partner Beth Kaufman speaks up about law firms’ proactive involvement in promoting diversity in the workplace. Ms. Kaufman was quoted in the April 20, 2017 online publication of the Legal Intelligencer article entitled, “Case Study: Diversifying the Plaintiffs Bar, One Small Firm at a Time.” Ms. Kaufman stated, “not all firms need quotas or other strict policies to increase diversity, but law firms need to be deliberate and broad in their recruiting if they are serious about hiring minorities and women. For large firms, a diversity initiative, program or policy may be necessary, she said, but at smaller firms, it could be as simple as seeking large applicant pools, or specifically telling a recruiter to find diverse candidates. If you’re not proactive expressing your diversity goals, then they don’t have any incentive.” To view the full article, please click on the following link: https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/almID/1202784154244.
Heather Heft is scheduled to be a Panelist at the 2017 NAMWOLF Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo. The topic of discussion– Trolls, Not Just a Cute Doll: How to Protect Your Company from Patent, Copyright and Trademark Trolls, New York Marriott Marquis, New York, New York, September 18, 2017. For more info, please go to http://namwolfmeetings.org/2017-am-meeting-agenda/.