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North America Innovative Lawyers 2017: Managing and Developing Talent - Law firms and legal service providers (2)

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Originality7
Leadership7
Impact6
Total innovation score20
CommentThe firm has launched a wellbeing and resilience initiative, which includes new performance training and mentoring programmes, career support and new technology tools to support employees. Performance indicators point to falls in rates of depression, anxiety and stress and an increase in working effectiveness.

North America Innovative Lawyers 2017: Managing and Developing Talent - Law firms and legal service providers

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Originality7
Leadership8
Impact8
Total innovation score23
CommentThe firm piloted a version of American football’s Rooney Rule in its labour and employment department, and interviewed at least one minority candidate for all associate positions. This approach has helped raise the firm’s intake of women, ethnic minority and LGBT+ professionals, to 44 per cent in 2017.