A tool to promote diversity in law
The Equity Project is an award-winning initiative to improve gender and racial diversity in the business of law by addressing the woefully persistent diversity gap in senior levels at law firms.
With $100 million of legal finance capital earmarked to fund commercial litigation and arbitration led by female and racially diverse lawyers who have been historically underrepresented in the business of law, The Equity Project enables diverse lawyers to build books of business and increase stature in their firms.
The Equity Project gives legal departments and law firms a tool to support change:
- Legal departments can incentivize law firms to put women or racially diverse litigators or arbitrators on their matters and ensure the diverse lawyers working on their matters are being awarded adequate origination credit.
- Law firms committed to gender and racial diversity can encourage women and racially diverse litigators to take on matters that require significant investment but offer substantial success fees.