“We saw that we needed to improve with regard to recruiting and retaining Black lawyers. And while that might sound simple enough to say, not every firm does that.”

Authors: Elizabeth C. Brandon

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Partner Elizabeth Brandon explains why she joined Reed Smith’s Dallas office, and what sets the firm apart from the other BigLaw firms she’s worked with. She emphasizes the uniqueness of a leadership team that is actively focused on engaging and supporting “not just diverse lawyers…but specifically, Black lawyers” and encourages attorneys to “look to the relationships” when evaluating a firm.