American Lawyer – Women Partner Watch 2013: Gaining Ground

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 3, 2013

Women Partner Watch 2013: Gaining Ground: The interactive chart …represents The American Lawyer’s latest attempt at answering a simple question: How many women make partner at the nation’s largest law firms these days? We took our initial stab at answering the question last year. First, Aric Press, editor in chief of American Lawyer parent ALM, analyzed some 5,000 partner promotions at Am Law 100 and Second Hundred firms over a four-year period beginning in January 2008. What Press determined, as he reported in his January 2012 Dicta column, was that 30 percent of the lawyers making partner at those firms during that period were women. With that as a benchmark, we examined the 1,926 partner promotions made by 183 firms in 2012 and found that the ratio of women had edged up to 32 percent. Some firms, of course, fared better in terms of the male/female breakdown.”

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