Gartner Research

A Legal Department Lens on Vendor and In-House Diversity

Published: 22 February 2019

ID: G00430468

Analyst(s): Enterprise Risk Management Research Team


Three talent outcomes get a jump-start from a workforce with a mix of values, backgrounds and behaviors, where all feel treated fairly: discretionary effort, intent to stay and collaboration. Yet in 2019, corporations still don’t do diversity well. Law departments can play a role on many levels.

Table Of Contents

HP, Inc. Put Teeth in Law Firm Diversity Requirements

A Long Runway Minimizes Risk

Quarterly Checks Help Firms Get There

A Diversity Protocol Can Also Spur Action

Bring More Women In-House and Help Them Advance

Inspire Loyalty

Diversity Efforts Impact the Whole Corporation

Recommended by the Authors


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