Partner Jeanne Gills was interviewed for an NBC Chicago story, “New Thurgood Marshall Movie Shines Light on Lack of Diversity in Law,” about a new biographical film of Thurgood Marshall. Gills, a founding member of the Chicago Black Partner Alliance, told NBC Chicago that the film also raises awareness of the lack of diversity in the profession.
Foley & Lardner was a sponsor of a private screening of the film, which had numerous legal professionals in attendance, as well as students and teachers from Legal Prep Charter Academy in Chicago.
“Some of the things [Marshall] fought for – 50 years ago – we’re still fighting for today,” said Gills. “I hope [the film] inspires a new generation of people to be lawyers,” she continued.
Watch the full NBC Chicago interview here.