Law Firm diversity

The 2016 survey of ethnicity, gender and LGBT data from across America's most competitive law firms.

Gail HoF

Every year we interview junior associates about how well their firm is handling diversity. Each firm has its own story to tell behind the numbers; what matters as much as the figures is firm culture, conscience and initiatives. We explore this for each firm in the Inside View>>>

Firm

Women

partners

Women

associates 

Ethnic Minority 

partners 

Ethnic minority 

associates 

LGBT

partners 

LGBT

associates 

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

19.0%

43.2%

12.4%

19.5%

2.1%

2.4%

Allen & Overy LLP

20.0%

38.0%

10.0%

31.9%

12.5%

6.0%

Alston & Bird LLP

22.8%

41.7%

7.8%

29.6%

2.9%

5.3%

Arnold & Porter LLP

20.4%

50.5%

11.6%

24.1%

4.4%

7.0%

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

12.5%

33.0%

0.0%

37.0%

4.8%

8.1%

Baker & McKenzie

28.0%

50.0%

10.0%

22.0%

0.9%

2.0%

Baker Botts LLP

19.0%

40.1%

9.9%

23.1%

2.1%

2.7%

Bracewell LLP

22.1%

46.4%

7.8%

18.5%

0.6%

1.9%

Brown Rudnick LLP

15.0%

49.0%

Not given

Not given

Not given

Not given

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

17.9%

39.3%

10.8%

30.6%

1.2%

3.6%

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

20.0%

44.0%

7.0%

18.0%

6.0%

1.0%

Chadbourne & Parke LLP

15.8%

38.5%

8.4%

20.5%

2.1%

1.0%

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

19.0%

44.0%

4.0%

18.0%

3.0%

6.0%

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

19.0%

49.0%

12.0%

34.0%

5.0%

7.0%

Clifford Chance US LLP

10.0%

47.0%

19.0%

41.0%

1.0%

4.0%

Cooley LLP

22.4%

52.9%

11.9%

24.0%

1.9%

2.0%

Cozen O'Connor

25.0%

52.0%

8.0%

21.0%

1.5%

4.0%

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

18.0%

39.0%

7.0%

20.0%

4.0%

4.0%

Crowell & Moring LLP

22.3%

58.4%

9.7%

31.2%

1.1%

3.2%

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

10.7%

42.4%

19.7%

27.2%

5.4%

1.7%

DLA Piper LLP (US)

19.0%

42.0%

10.0%

32.0%

2.0%

7.0%

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

18.7%

50.0%

10.3%

32.9%

3.7%

5.0%

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

14.5%

42.9%

6.8%

24.3%

3.0%

2.0%

Dechert LLP

20.4%

43.1%

12.6%

26.8%

1.2%

1.6%

Duane Morris LLP

23.6%

39.2%

9.0%

16.9%

1.2%

1.3%

Dykema Gossett PLLC

28.0%

60.0%

8.0%

25.0%

2.0%

1.0%

Epstein Becker & Green PC

27.0%

57.0%

14.0%

10.0%

Not given

Not given

Fenwick & West LLP

20.4%

41.8%

16.8%

38.3%

1.8%

3.0%

Finnegan

24.0%

43.0%

13.0%

35.0%

2.0%

2.0%

Fish & Richardson PC

20.0%

29.0%

13.0%

35.0%

2.0%

1.0%

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

16.0%

43.0%

7.0%

20.0%

1.0%

Not given

Foley & Lardner LLP

19.0%

42.0%

8.0%

23.0%

1.0%

5.0%

Fox Rothschild LLP

24.0%

45.0%

7.0%

19.0%

1.0%

2.0%

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

22.0%

50.0%

14.0%

23.0%

Not given

Not given

Fried, Frank

15.0%

43.0%

4.0%

19.0%

1.0%

3.0%

Gibbons P.C.

20.0%

42.0%

6.0%

18.0%

2.0%

4.0%

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

17.5%

44.3%

9.6%

24.8%

1.9%

5.7%

Goodwin Procter LLP

24.0%

50.0%

7.0%

25.0%

2.0%

4.0%

Goulston & Storrs

19.0%

53.0%

2.0%

20.0%

3.0%

5.0%

Greenberg Traurig, PA

22.0%

49.0%

12.0%

21.0%

Not given

Not given

Hangley Aronchick

29.0%

41.0%

Not given

Not given

Not given

Not given

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

25.0%

60.0%

0.0%

0.0%

9.0%

13.0%

Haynes and Boone, LLP

20.0%

40.0%

11.0%

29.0%

2.0%

2.0%

Hogan Lovells

25.0%

50.0%

9.0%

26.0%

2.5%

3.0%

Holland & Knight LLP

23.0%

48.0%

12.0%

20.0%

3.0%

1.0%

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

23.0%

48.0%

8.0%

30.0%

1.0%

4.0%

Hunton & Williams LLP

17.4%

47.7%

9.4%

15.3%

0.7%

2.0%

Irell & Manella LLP

9.0%

33.0%

16.0%

20.0%

2.0%

5.0%

Jackson Walker LLP

22.0%

44.0%

13.0%

27.0%

1.0%

2.0%

Jenner & Block LLP

26.8%

41.3%

7.2%

19.9%

4.7%

11.7%

Jones Day

23.4%

46.5%

9.7%

20.1%

Not given

Not given

K&L Gates

Not given

Not given

Not given

Not given

Not given

Not given

Kasowitz

23.0%

44.0%

11.0%

16.0%

1.0%

4.0%

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

23.8%

45.0%

7.1%

21.4%

1.1%

2.5%

Kaye Scholer LLP

19.0%

50.0%

6.0%

22.0%

2.0%

2.0%

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

23.2%

39.8%

7.3%

29.0%

2.0%

2.2%

King & Spalding LLP

22.7%

46.9%

9.0%

16.0%

Not given

Not given

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

23.2%

39.8%

7.3%

29.0%

2.0%

2.2%

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

13.0%

46.0%

7.4%

14.0%

3.2%

4.1%

Latham & Watkins LLP

21.0%

43.0%

8.0%

19.0%

2.0%

4.0%

Linklaters

16.7%

45.0%

11.9%

38.0%

4.8%

6.5%

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Not given

Not given

Not given

Not given

Not given

Not given

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

26.0%

38.0%

7.0%

12.0%

2.0%

0.0%

Mayer Brown LLP

18.0%

39.2%

7.8%

21.6%

2.1%

2.2%

McGuireWoods LLP

18.7%

43.5%

6.3%

17.9%

0.5%

0.6%

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

13.6%

44.0%

12.8%

31.2%

1.8%

4.0%

Mintz Levin

22.3%

48.9%

14.8%

20.3%

Not given

Not given

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

22.5%

52.3%

7.5%

24.5%

2.3%

3.5%

Morrison & Foerster LLP

22.0%

46.0%

14.0%

32.0%

3.0%

5.0%

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

23.3%

39.8%

19.8%

22.7%

3.5%

6.3%

Nixon Peabody LLP

21.1%

51.1%

8.1%

23.1%

3.3%

4.4%

Norton Rose Fulbright

22.0%

44.0%

8.0%

23.0%

Not given

Not given

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

29.0%

33.0%

3.0%

10.0%

1.0%

2.0%

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

17.4%

44.1%

9.2%

27.4%

3.3%

5.5%

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

20.0%

47.0%

21.0%

37.0%

3.0%

5.0%

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

16.0%

49.5%

15.6%

15.6%

8.0%

6.3%

Paul Hastings LLP

21.3%

45.0%

11.1%

31.7%

2.8%

1.4%

Paul, Weiss

23.0%

38.0%

11.0%

22.0%

5.0%

6.0%

Pepper Hamilton LLP

21.0%

45.0%

8.0%

18.0%

2.0%

3.0%

Perkins Coie LLP

23.1%

45.0%

11.2%

24.9%

2.8%

3.6%

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20.7%

43.1%

10.8%

29.6%

4.0%

5.1%

Proskauer Rose LLP

17.0%

45.0%

5.0%

21.0%

1.0%

3.0%

Reed Smith LLP

22.0%

50.0%

10.0%

22.0%

Not given

Not given

Ropes & Gray LLP

25.0%

45.0%

9.0%

23.0%

3.0%

6.0%

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

13.0%

43.0%

10.0%

28.0%

2.0%

2.0%

Sedgwick LLP

30.0%

50.0%

13.0%

29.0%

2.0%

1.0%

Seward & Kissel LLP

9.0%

46.0%

7.0%

15.0%

N/A

1.0%

Shearman & Sterling LLP

18.0%

37.6%

9.1%

34.3%

1.8%

5.8%

Sheppard, Mullin

17.6%

47.2%

8.9%

36.5%

5.3%

 2.13%

Sidley Austin LLP

23.3%

48.7%

9.9%

26.1%

2.4%

3.8%

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

20.1%

41.7%

8.4%

27.4%

1.9%

3.9%

Skadden

20.0%

45.0%

9.0%

31.0%

1.0%

5.0%

Snell & Wilmer LLP

16.0%

32.3%

9.9%

16.5%

1.4%

0.0%

Squire Patton Boggs

22.0%

37.0%

15.0%

19.0%

Not given

Not given

Sterne, Kessler

27.0%

28.0%

26.0%

27.0%

2.0%

1.0%

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

18.0%

39.0%

7.3%

21.0%

1.0%

2.7%

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

20.0%

38.0%

9.0%

24.0%

6.0%

5.0%

Thompson & Knight LLP

26.5%

39.0%

5.4%

20.8%

Not given

Not given

Vedder Price

16.0%

41.0%

10.0%

23.0%

Not given

Not given

Venable LLP

24.5%

51.1%

8.3%

19.8%

0.5%

2.2%

Vinson & Elkins LLP

14.0%

38.0%

8.0%

21.0%

4.0%

2.0%

Waller

17.0%

36.0%

3.6%

13.2%

Not given

Not given

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

21.0%

51.0%

9.0%

27.0%

2.0%

3.0%

White & Case LLP

17.0%

49.0%

21.0%

38.0%

1.0%

3.0%

Wiley Rein LLP

25.0%

55.0%

11.0%

22.0%

2.0%

0.0%

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

14.5%

46.1%

8.7%

21.2%

4.3%

2.7%

WilmerHale

25.4%

46.0%

9.1%

21.8%

1.5%

3.5%

Winston & Strawn LLP

22.0%

43.0%

8.0%

22.0%

1.0%

5.0%