Bloomberg Law
Sept. 30, 2021, 12:50 PM

Wake Up Call: Most Law Firm Business Pros Are Women, Survey Shows

Rick Mitchell
Rick Mitchell
Freelance Correspondent

In today’s column, law firms’ spending on marketing is back up this year but still much less than before the pandemic; compensation for legal chiefs at mid-market companies is up sharply this year; DLA Piper announced new leaders for its diversity and inclusion effort.

  • Leading off, women account for about 75% of law firm business professionals in such departments as administrative, talent management, and legal support. However, the gap with men narrows sharply when it comes to executive leadership posts, and men have a majority of jobs in technology departments, according to Calibrate Legal’s survey of eight large firms. ( ...

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