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Subha Barry

Subha V. Barry was named vice president and general manager of Working Mother Media in January 2015. Subha oversees...

Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is the creator and chief blogger of the Careerist, an American Lawyer column that focuses on women...

Lynn Charytan

Lynn Charytan serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Comcast Cable.  In this role, she is responsible...

Hilary Preston

Hilary Preston focuses her litigation practice on intellectual property litigation and commercial disputes. She has represented clients in these...

Heidi Levine

Heidi Levine is a partner at Sidley Austin. She focuses her practice on product liability and mass torts, with...

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Molly McDonough

Molly McDonough, editor and publisher since Feb. 3, 2017, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001. She had been...

Diversity at law firms, especially at the higher levels of partnership continues to be a hot topic of discussion. But is that all that it is, a discussion item?

To this day, fewer than 20 percent of equity partners are women and even fewer are lawyers of color. This has been the case for more than a decade even though there are now more women in law school than men.

Molly McDonough, editor of the ABA Journal, spoke about this issue with Subha Barry, of Working Mother Media, Vivia Chen of the Careerist blog, Lynn Charytan and Jeff Smith of Comcast Cable, and law firm partner Hilary Preston of Vinson & Elkins.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

Episode Details
Published: August 25, 2017
Podcast: ABA Journal: Asked and Answered
Category: Diversity
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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered
ABA Journal: Asked and Answered

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