Editor: How can corporations and outside law firms nurture one another’s diversity initiatives? Does community outreach play a role?
Baysinger: Consistently, our clients communicate that they expect our teams to be diverse, and this expectation works in both directions. We maintain an open dialogue about how to achieve our primary, common goal...
Editor: Tell our readers about your background and current practice.
Mayes: I have been general counsel at Allstate Insurance for just over four years. Our legal department is the fifth largest in the country, with approximately 500 lawyers representing our insureds and 130 attorneys dedicated to other matters.