Microsoft GC Ups Bonus for More Diverse Outside Counsel

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Brad Smith, general counsel of Microsoft Corp., says law firms must add diverse attorneys in leadership positions in order to earn an increased annual bonus.

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What's being said

  • Victor

    Affirmative action by any other name is still affirmative action. AA is a failure.

  • Zev

    Arrogance, gall, audacity, ignorance... Shall I continue?

  • Allison

    The problem is in how one defines diversity. Notice that religion and socio-economic status, among other things, are not included in Mr. Smith‘s definition. One‘s life experiences are what allow an individual to bring diverse perspectives to the table. In this context, diversity cannot be measured.

  • HOSS

    Nobody has ever given me a convincing explanation of why this is not blatant discrimination. What if it were the other way around, i.e. Microsoft paying bonuses to all-male, white lawyers? Imagine the outcry!

  • John Martin

    Reverse discrimination? How about rewarding color blind merit?

  • Rich Baer

    Once again Brad Smith leads the way on this important issue. Hats off to Microsoft.

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