Managing Partner Marci Eisenstein was quoted on the importance of diversity in law firm leadership.
As Schiff Hardin’s first woman managing partner and a founding member and chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, Marci considers diversity at the highest levels to be vital because it provides additional perspectives during the decision-making process.
“Take our executive committee: Four of our seven members are diverse — two are women, two are minorities. One of those four also happens to be gay,” she said. “So when the majority of the body that leads the firm presents a diverse profile, I think people are not only imagining the possibilities, they’re seeing the realities. And then the diversity of perspectives that we bring to our decisions and firm culture becomes part of everything we do; it becomes part of the fabric of our firm.”
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