A CONVERSATION ABOUT DIVERSITY, RACISM AND EQUALITY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION
By D. Bruce Hoffman1
A goal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section is to increase diversity and inclusion in the antitrust bar. This esteemed panel of antitrust experts from in-house, private, and government practice discusses the state of diversity in the field. It also discusses models for increasing diversity in organizations, like the Rooney Rule used by the NFL and the Mansfield Rule increasingly used by legal departments. The panelists share strategies that can be employed at an individual level, for example, engaging in intentional allyship and sponsorship of diverse lawyers. In the end, the panelists agree that speaking up as an individual to support inclusion and foster belonging is key. Remember the power of one.
Harvey Anderson is General Counsel for HP Inc. Harvey has over 25 years of experience in public policy, regulatory compliance, corporate/commercial transactions and IP litigation. Most recently he served as the Chief Legal Officer of AVG Technologies, and prior to that he spent six years as the Chief Legal Officer of Mozilla. Throughout his career, Harvey has focused on public affairs issues, most notably launching the "Do Not Track" privacy initiative, organizing the SOPA internet protest movement, and serving on the FCC’s Open Internet Advisory Committee. Harvey has a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Marquette University.