Top law firms for diversity

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In our 2020 research, we identified the best-performing law firms for diversity & inclusion

Methodology

For every firm taking part in our annual interview-based research, we also invite their junior associates to respond to an online survey covering every aspect of law firm life. They complete 40 questions asking about everything from their initial views on the firm and its competitors, to their relationships with partners and clients, to the firm's handling of D&I and pro bono. We also ask them about their expectations, aspirations and how important all these factors were when joining the profession and how those views change as they mature. Each question involves a rating, which we agglomerate here for comparison. The diversity and inclusion scores are a combination of all topics that can affect how inclusive a firm is, from hiring, to mentoring, to work allocation, to promotion, to mental health and parental policy.

Diversity, equity & inclusion: law firm rankings 2021 

 

The elite  

Akin Gump | Dechert | Goodwin | Greenberg Glusker | Latham & Watkins | McDermott | Paul Hastings | Proskauer Rose | Sidley Austin | White & Case

Excellent performer   

Adam Leitman Bailey | Cleary Gottlieb | Cooley | Debevoise & Plimpton | Finnegan | Gibson, Dunn | Haynes and Boone | Holwell Shuster | Jackson Walker | Linklaters | Patterson Belknap | Schulte Roth & Zabel | Sterne, Kessler | Thompson & Knight | Winston & Strawn 

Strong performer   

Allen & Overy | Alston & Bird | Arnold & Porter | Axinn | Clifford Chance | Dorsey & Whitney | Duane Morris | Fish & Richardson | Foley & Lardner | Foley Hoag | Goulston & Storrs | Greenberg Traurig | Harris, Wiltshire | Jenner & Block | Morgan, Lewis & Bockius | Morrison & Foerster | Munger, Tolles & Olson | Orrick | Perkins Coie | Seyfarth Shaw | Shearman & Sterling | Vedder Price | Weil | Wiley Rein | Willkie Farr 

Endorsed   

Ashurst | Baker Botts | Bracewell | Cadwalader | Cahill | Choate Hall & Stewart | Covington & Burling | Cozen O'Connor | Cravath | Crowell & Moring | Davis Polk & Wardwell | Dykema Gossett | Fox Rothschild | Freshfields | Fried, Frank | Gunderson | Hogan Lovells US | Holland & Knight | Hunton Andrews Kurth | Irell & Manella | Jones Day | K&L Gates | Katten | King & Spalding | Kirkland & Ellis | Kramer Levin | Mayer Brown | Milbank | Mintz Levin | Nelson Mullins | Norton Rose Fulbright | Paul, Weiss | Pillsbury | Reed Smith | Seward & Kissel | Sheppard, Mullin | Simpson Thacher | Skadden | Sullivan & Cromwell | Venable | Vinson & Elkins | Waller | Wilson Sonsini  

 

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