What It Is: These rankings highlight the ways women's representation has advanced (or not) among the nation's top law firms.
Why It Matters To You: Rankings are available for best firms for female attorneys and female equity partners as well as analysis of trends within the world of law firms.
Considerations: There is not an overall ranking for women's representation, but rather specific rankings for certain markers such as headcount. Rankings also don't measure other measures of diversity, which may provide a fuller picture. Firms are grouped within the rankings by headcount.
Created By: Law360
Key Sample Findings
2018 Report: There has only been incremental growth in the representation of female attorneys at every level of a typical law firm, a result that echoes the past three annual reports.
The Best Firms for Women and Minority Attorneys (2018): It's the rare law firm that is consistently ahead of the pack on hiring and promoting women and minorities, according to Law360's annual headcount survey.
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Ceiling Smashers (2017): These firms have the largest percentage of female equity partners.
Best Firms for Women and Minority Attorneys (2017): These firms are maintaining above-average diversity at all levels when looking at race and ethnicity as well as gender.
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