Advancing Racial Justice In The Legal Industry And Beyond
Law360 (August 31, 2020, 9:02 PM EDT) — This article is part of a Law360 Diversity Snapshot series of essays by five Black law firm leaders on improving diversity in BigLaw. Click here for a video featuring narrated excerpts.
I learned a lot about leadership when my U.S. Army unit deployed to the Middle East for Operation Desert Storm in 1990. As a first lieutenant and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, I was trained to lead soldiers into combat.
These lessons stayed with me after I left the military, earned a law degree, joined McGuireWoods LLP and eventually became its chair. And my…