Oct 27, 2020
The conversation about diversity and inclusion in the legal profession has become an increasingly significant and dire one. It’s time for the legal profession to take responsibility for implementing initiatives that ensure a diverse and inclusive industry. What can the American Bar Association as well as individual lawyers do to recognize the profession’s duty to promote equality? My guest in this episode offers a significant solution in the form of a new ethical rule.
Joining me for this conversation is David Douglass. David is Managing Partner of Sheppard Mullin’s 100-lawyer Washington, D.C. office and a partner in its Government Contracts, Investigations and International Trade Practice Group. He defends companies in criminal and civil investigations and litigation. For more than three decades, David has drawn on his criminal and civil trial experience to advise and represent healthcare and life sciences companies, government contractors and other highly regulated business in government investigations, litigation and, of course, trial. David is often lead trial counsel in federal courts, including Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New York. He defends companies and individuals in criminal and civil, False Claims Act (whistleblower), investigations and litigation.
What We Discussed in This Episode:
David Douglass and Amber Thomson’s ABA article - Signposts In The Road: The Lawyer's Ethical Obligation to Promote Diversity In the Legal Profession
David’s Sheppard Mullin attorney profile
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