commented in an Aug. 7 American Banker article about the firm’s
participation in JPMorgan Chase’s Leading With Diversity initiative to
achieve “50 percent women and ethnically diverse lawyers on its external
legal teams by the end of 2019.”
In the article, Hackett — a Pittsburgh financial services litigation
partner — noted the importance of positioning women and diverse lawyers to
lead significant work and develop strong client relationships.
“It’s not staffing diversely, it’s leading diversely. That’s a huge
difference,” Hackett said of the bank’s initiative.
The article, titled “Banks extend diversity demands to their law firms,” is available online to subscribers.