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Albert Dandridge Encourages Leadership Roles for Women and Persons of Color in Litigation and Business Transactions


Albert S. Dandridge, III published an article, “A Chair Too Far? No. We Need to Support Diverse Talent in Philadelphia,” in The Legal Intelligencer. The article challenges law firms, judges, and businesses to actively elevate women and persons of color to leadership roles in major litigation and business transactions.


“In an editorial that appeared on Aug. 8, 2017, in the New York Times, Shira A. Scheindlin, a retired Federal District Court judge for the Southern District of New York, wrote a compelling argument outlining the lack of women as first chair in major litigation. Titled ‘Female Lawyers Can Talk, Too’ she spoke about her courtroom experiences, in part, by stating, ‘A senior partner in a large law firm would be arguing a motion. I would ask a tough question. He (and it was usually a man) would turn to the young lawyer seated next to him (often a woman). After he conferred with her repeatedly, I would ask myself why she wasn’t doing the arguing, since she knew the case cold.’”


Read the full article here.