'I Knew What Life Was Like': How This Managing Partner Thrived Amid the Whiteness of Big Law

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This week's episode is the first in a series from The Careerist Vivia Chen focused on the shortage of African American lawyers, especially in Big Law, where only about 2 percent of partners are black. She talks with Frederick Nance, global managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs. With 42 years of experience practicing law, Nance provides a historical perspective about what’s changed and what hasn’t for black attorneys, particularly at major law firms.

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