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Maslon Governance Committee Member Keiko Sugisaka Speaks to Value of New Meritas Race and Gender Equity Initiative in Minnesota Lawyer Article

May 6, 2021

Keiko Sugisaka, a member of Maslon's Governance Committee and partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, was interviewed by Minnesota Lawyer for the May 4, 2021, article, titled "Legal network Meritas launches race and gender equity initiative." The article highlights new racial and gender equality and inclusion initiatives—including a Black Lawyers Forum and Women's Leadership Conference—launched by Meritas, the Minneapolis-based global network of independent law firms founded by a Maslon partner three decades ago. Keiko told Minnesota Lawyer, "The diversity and inclusion initiatives [Meritas is] rolling out not only are timely and needed given what is going on in society today but also fit well with Meritas' collaboration and goals in terms of working across different member firms."

Maslon is one of the eight original members of Meritas, established in 1990 as Commercial Law Associations. As noted in the article, it was created to "help independent firms find local counsel at a time when clients increasingly look to work across state or international borders."

To read the feature, go to: Minnesota Lawyer, "Legal network Meritas launches race and gender equity initiative" (subscription required).

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