Bloomberg Law
Dec. 31, 2018, 9:30 AM

Law Firms Show Slow Progress as Women Land 38% of Partnerships

Stephanie Russell-Kraft
Stephanie Russell-Kraft
Special Correspondent

Many Big Law firms touted the diversity of their new partner classes this year, particularly when it came to gender, but an analysis by Bloomberg Law shows a far more mixed picture.

The percentage of women in newly announced partner classes for the top 15 firms on the AmLaw revenue rankings ranged from 21 percent to 53 percent this year, according to the analysis. And in total, the stats showed 38 percent of new partners named in that group of firms were women.

Bloomberg Law crunched numbers from these top revenue firms’ global promotion announcements and reached out to the ...

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