Ronald A. Norwood Contributes to ‘End to affirmative action leaves uncertainty in the legal field’August 30, 2023
Ronald A. Norwood, Lewis Rice member and chairman of the firm's Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee, contributed to "End to affirmative action leaves uncertainty in the legal field," an article featured in Missouri Lawyers Media about the Supreme Court's recent decision to end affirmative action in college admissions and the potential impact on corporate DEI efforts.
The article noted that Ron expects a decreased pipeline of law school graduates of color that will result in a legal field that is even less representative of the Missouri African American population than is the case today. The article went on to note that according to the most recent data, 11.7% of Missourians are Black or African American, while 4.9% of Missouri Bar Association members self-identified that way. Every other minority group is also underrepresented among Missouri lawyers, as are women.
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Ron represents national and regional banks, mortgage companies, and other financial institutions in commercial and tort litigation matters. He also represents health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and health care providers in health care litigation disputes and provides counsel to manufacturers in product liability litigation, consumer fraud claims, and disputes arising under the Uniform Commercial Code. Additionally, Ron has represented governmental, quasi-governmental entities, and municipalities in an assortment of litigation matters, has defended various entities in class action lawsuits, and has represented clients in federal investigative and federal criminal matters.