Firm Bucking The COVID-19 Trend And Expanding During A Pandemic

We’ve written… a lot about COVID-19-inspired austerity measures. As Biglaw struggles with cash flow, collectables, and cost-cutting there are actually firms going the opposite direction. Culhane Meadows is already the largest woman-owned, national law firm in the country, and rather than sit on that achievement, they’re actually looking to add to their roster of diverse voices at the firm.

In the latest episode of The Jabot podcast, I talk with Kelly Rittenberry Culhane and James Meadows about running a law firm during a global pandemic. We also chat about the importance of diversity, what other firms can do to make sure they are as diverse as possible, leaving Biglaw to start a firm, and what’s like to be responsible for keeping the lights on at their own firm.

The Jabot podcast is an offshoot of the Above the Law brand focused on the challenges women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and other diverse populations face in the legal industry. Our name comes from none other than the Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the jabot (decorative collar) she wears when delivering dissents from the bench. It’s a reminder that even when we aren’t winning, we’re still a powerful force to be reckoned with.

Happy listening!

headshotKathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Law, and host of The Jabot podcast. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).

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