Racial and Ethnic Diversity Task Force Appointed

The business case for diversity stems from the progression of the models of diversity within the workplace since the 1960s. In the United States, the original model for diversity was situated around affirmative action drawing from equal opportunity employment objectives implemented in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Baker McKenzie announces new Global Race and Ethnicity Task Force which will work across the law firms 77 offices in 46 countries and in concert with our efforts at a regional level, to help implement and operationalise programs to advance racial and ethnic diversity.

The Task Force will be led by Miguel Noyola based in our Chicago office and members include Claudia Benavides, Anna Brown, Sunny Mann, Anna Mello, Yoshiaki Muto, Veleka Peeples-Dyer, Joyce Smith, Kate Stonestreet and Constanze Ulmer-Eilfort.

Baker McKenzie is a multinational law firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1949 as Baker & McKenzie, it has 77 offices in 46 countries, and over 6000 lawyers worldwide.

It is one of the largest law firms in the world by headcount and revenue.

The Task Force will oversee ally ship and anti-racism training; sponsorship of our Black colleagues and members of other underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; and a review of our recruitment and client programs.

This work will also closely be connected to our program on social mobility and diverse pipeline efforts and will help progress other important Diversity and inclusion programs.

Diversity and inclusion is a function of an organisation or a sub function within the HR function.

An ethnic group or an ethnicity is a grouping of people who identify with each other on the basis of shared attributes that distinguish them from other groups.

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