Thursday, November 08, 2007

Diversity in Major Law Firms : Paul Weiss Heads the Minority Law Journal List 2007

Diversity is a big issue in the United States and also affects law firms and law firm recruitment. We point out here, pursuant to the citations below, that Paul, Weiss et al. in New York City, our former law firm, ranks number one in this regard, for the second year in a row.

Citing the Minority Law Journal 5/1/07, the Northwestern University Law School Center for Career Strategy & Advancement’s Market Trends writes on the topic of diversity at major law firms as follows:

"The overall percentage of ethnic minorities of the 255 largest U.S. firms (209 respondents) jumped to 12.4 percent from 11.3 percent in 2006 and 10.4 percent in 2005 according to The Minority Law Journal's Diversity Scorecard. The percentage of minority partners, however, is only up slightly from 5 percent in 2006 to 5.7 percent in 2007. The individual law firm with the highest percentage of minority attorneys, 25.3 percent, is Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison (New York). Diversity in partnership is increasing, with 11 percent of all new partners being lawyers of color. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has the highest percentage of minority partners, 15.1 percent, and Greenberg Traurig reported the highest total number of minority partners, 58. --The Minority Law Journal, 5/1/07" [emphasis added by LawPundit]

At the main page of the Paul, Weiss website we find the following links:

Asian Legal Business Names Paul, Weiss Best IT/Telecommunications Law Firm for Seventh Year

Paul, Weiss Named One of the Best Law Firms for Women

Paul, Weiss Ranks Sixth in The American Lawyer's 2007 "A-List" of U.S. Law Firms

Paul, Weiss Ranked Most Diverse Law Firm in the United States for Second Year in a Row

See our previous postings about Paul, Weiss starting here.

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