Before the 1980s, there were white-shoe firms and there were Jewish firms, and the former worked to keep it that way. Nowadays, with Sullivan & Cromwell tapping an ordained rabbi as its next chairman and Weil Gotshal operating offices from Brussels to Singapore, the once-stark differences between the firms have nearly faded. University of Denver law professor Eli Wald says a profession that still struggles with the promotion of women and minorities should look again at the experience of Jewish lawyers.
Can the 'Jewish Law Firm' Success Story Be Duplicated?
New York Law Journal
May 16, 2006
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