Compiled for the LCLD Board of Directors every Wednesday, this digest is designed to brief you on the latest headlines about LCLD Members and organizations, as well as thought-provoking articles on diversity in the legal profession, talent development, mentoring, and leadership. Past issues of the Digest are also archived on the LCLD web site.

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1. WATCH: Hogan Lovells CEO & Akin Gumps Chair Interview Each Other 

Bloomberg Law, 4/21/17

LCLD Members Kim Koopersmith and Stephen Immelt interview one another on their roles leading Akin Gump and Hogan Lovells, respectively. They discuss diversity and inclusion in Part 1. 

2. Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage

Harvard Business Review, May 2017

LCLD Member corporations Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft Corp. are among those pioneering ways to harness the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, and other types of neurodiversity. 

3. The Talent Curse

Harvard Business Review, May 2017

People tapped as future leaders often end up feeling trapped by expectations; case studies provide solutions for both rising leaders and the organizations grooming them.

4. Why Diversity Really Matters

Above the Law, 4/18/17

“A company that values diversity will treat it as an important part of the company and not a one-off emphasis,” writes employment lawyer Beth Robinson. 

5. OpEd: A Theory to Better Understand Diversity, and Who Really Benefits

NPR Code Switch, 4/19/17

“Interest convergence stipulates that black people achieve civil rights victories only when white and black interests converge,” writes David Shih, professor at the University of Wisconsin.