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Did Public Shaming Finally Get to Cravath? Yes, Say Some Black Lawyers.

Nov 06, 2020 - Legal Week

When news broke that Cravath, Swaine & Moore had announced its latest batch of new partners, I started getting messages. One said: "Congratulations!" Another: "You are ruffling feathers and making a huge difference."

Far be it for a humble columnist to claim credit for influencing the partnership choices of a big, powerful law firm. Still, you have to wonder if all that publicity about Cravath's poor (pathetic) record on Black partners pushed it to elevate two Black women (Helam Gebremari...