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Afternoon Briefs: Justice Ginsburg officiates wedding; more women and minorities join GC ranks

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Justice Ginsburg officiates wedding

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at an outdoor wedding Sunday, about a month and a half after revealing that she was receiving chemotherapy for liver cancer. The bride tweeted a photo showing Ginsburg at a lectern in her judicial robe, without a mask. The bride tweeted that she and her husband “tested negative,” presumably for COVID-19, before the ceremony. Ginsburg, 87, is a close friend of one of the families. (The Associated Press, USA Today, the New York Post via How Appealing, the tweeted photo)

Women and minorities make general counsel inroads

Women or minorities accounted for 34% of general counsels at Fortune 1000 companies in 2019, up from about 15% in 2004. The 2019 percentage is the highest recorded by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association in 15 years. (

Cozen O’Connor adds 8 bankruptcy lawyers

Cozen O’Connor has added eight lawyers to its bankruptcy practice, all from Fox Rothschild. They include Robert Fishman and Brian Shaw, previous co-chairs of Fox Rothschild’s bankruptcy department. (, Thomson Reuters Legal, Cozen O’Connor press release)

Deloitte sued for alleged pregnancy bias

A would-be class action lawsuit filed against Deloitte alleges that its 16-week parental leave policy comes with a huge catch: Anyone who takes advantage of the full leave is not guaranteed a job upon returning to the accounting firm. The Wigdor law firm filed the suit on behalf of Saxon Knight, a former government analyst who says she was fired after seeking to return to her old job and after complaining of discrimination. (, the Sept. 1 lawsuit)

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