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Mintz Member, Co-chair of the firm’s Sports & Entertainment Practice, and Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee Tyrone Thomas was quoted extensively in the final article in a three-part series published by Law360’s Employment Authority looking at race and gender equity in college sports. Specifically, the article examined how college basketball can diversify its coaching ranks, and Mr. Thomas reflected on how college athletics might address its pipeline problem and other shortcomings when it comes to both race and gender diversity, including by creating training and pipeline recruiting opportunities, implementing diversity goals (not quotas) and incentives, and designing appropriate and legal voluntary affirmative action plans.
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In Reuters Westlaw’s "Daily Docket" column, Mintz Member Angela Y. Kung was featured for her recent promotion to partner and for her efforts to bring together up-and-coming women to network in the male-dominated telecommunications industry.
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Thomson Reuters’ Legal Executive Institute published a case study on Mintz’s formal sponsorship program for Associates of color, detailing how the program monitors the sponsor-protégé relationship, tracks protégé assignments, encourages business development collaboration, and more. The case study also included extensive commentary from Mintz Member and Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee Tyrone P. Thomas on the sponsorship program’s evolution and success.
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An article published by Thomson Reuters Westlaw reported that Mintz’s recently announced Member promotions stood out for its majority women class – seven out of the nine attorneys elevated are women. In the article, Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian commented on the firm’s culture of hiring and nurturing lawyers from diverse backgrounds, including women, and the importance of having women in leadership positions.
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Mintz's Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Narges M. Kakalia was among law firm diversity leaders on The American Lawyer’s Legal Speak podcast to discuss a renewed push for progress on racial and social justice following the death of George Floyd, strategies to create a more inclusive and equitable profession, and what is most encouraging and troubling as the year draws to a close.
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Mintz’s recently appointed Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Narges M. Kakalia appeared on “In House Warrior,” the Corporate Counsel Business Journal’s daily podcast with host Richard Levick of LEVICK, to discuss the new role, its challenges, and her vision.
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Mintz Member, Co-chair of the firm’s Sports & Entertainment Practice, and Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee Tyrone Thomas authored an article published by Bloomberg Law examining some myths and realities of President Trump’s executive order addressing race and gender references within diversity and inclusion trainings by federal contractors and entities receiving federal grants.
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Corporate Counsel profiled Mintz Member Terri Shieh-Newton, PhD, as one of its 2020 Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards honorees in the Law Firm Awards: Collaborative Leadership category.
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Bloomberg Law reported that Mintz appointed Member Narges Kakalia as the firm’s first Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, effective November 2.
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In an article published by Bloomberg Law, Mintz Member, Co-chair of the firm’s Sports & Entertainment Practice, and Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee Tyrone Thomas was quoted on how the U.S. Department of Labor’s scrutiny of some company diversity and inclusion programs could result in a “chilling effect” on employer diversity measures, as the development might create confusion about “reverse discrimination” claims and what actions are permissible under federal civil rights law.
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