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Will Coke's New Guidelines Move the Needle for Law Firms?

Feb 02, 2021 - Legal Week
Board and Executive Moves

While law firms and industry observers applauded  

Coca-Cola Co.'s new guidelines aimed at expanding outside counsel diversity, some were skeptical that the initiative from Coke's new general counsel, Bradley Gayton, would succeed any better at advancing lawyers of color to equity partner than the many others already issued by Fortune 500 companies.

Gayton, whobecame Coke's top lawyer

Sept. 1 after nearly 30 years at Ford Motor Co., rolled out acomprehensive ne...