October 8, 2010
Managing Partners Annual Diversity Meeting 2010
Since the baseline results gathered ten years ago, the signatory firms of the Columbus Bar Managing Partners Diversity Initiative have made notable progress with a 77% increase in the number of minority attorneys. Recruitment has largely been mastered with retention remaining the major challenge.
Jim Davidson, chair of the MPDI advisory committee, with others at the ninth diversity meeting.
Judge Stephen McIntosh, Columbus Bar President, joins managing partners and other members of the board of governors in reviewing the results of the annual diversity survey.
The signatories of the action plan were reassured by Wally Martinez, managing partner of Hunton & Williams and speaker for the day, that their diversity story was on track and provided valuable takeaways to continue the journey.
Dean Alan Michaels closed the meeting with a thoughtful discussion of the survey results for law firms and law schools.
Signatories for the Columbus Managing Partners Diversity Initiative 2006 - 2010
Bailey Cavalieri LLC, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP, Bricker & Eckler LLP, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, Carpenter & Lipps LLP, Chester Willcox & Saxbe LLP, Crabbe Brown & James LLP, Dinsmore & Shohl, Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP, Isaac Brant Ledman & Teetor LLP, Jones Day, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, Lane Alton & Horst, LLC, Maguire & Schneider LLP, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, Reminger Co., LPA, Roetzel & Andress LPA, Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP, Thompson Hine LLP, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP, Wiles Boyle Burkholder & Bringardner Co., LPA, Columbus Bar, John Mercer Langston Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio, Capital University Law School, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus City Attorney.