International Women’s Day: pledges from the IP world
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Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis is demanding that its external counsel ensure that a minimum of 30% of billable associate time and 20% of partner time will be provided by women, or members of the ethnic or LGBT communities, as part of its just-announced preferred firm programme for legal services.
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