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LCW Named a Best Law Firm for Women and Minority Attorneys
Los Angeles, CA – On July 11, 2019, Law360 published their annual Best Law Firms for Women and Minority Attorneys list that highlights the top 25 firms outranking their peers on their representation of both women and attorneys of color. Liebert Cassidy Whitmore ranked third out of firms with 50-149 attorneys on staff.
Law360 surveyed more than 300 law firms across the United States and their Diversity Snapshot revealed that “just over 16% of attorneys and just over 8% of equity partners at surveyed law firms are attorneys of color. Women still represent just over one-third of all attorneys, and slightly more than 20% of equity partners. These numbers have remained consistent over the five years Law360 has conducted the survey.”
However, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore reported above-average representation of both women and minorities at every tier, from nonpartners to equity partners, compared to firms of similar size.
Fifty-five percent of LCW’s attorney workforce is comprised female attorneys and fifty-one percent of the partners are female. These numbers nearly double the legal industry’s overall average where, according to Law360, firms of comparable size are thirty-five percent female and only twenty-seven percent of partners are female.
Minority attorneys make up twenty-four percent of LCW’s workforce and twenty-four percent of LCW’s partners are minority. These numbers are significantly higher compared to the legal industry’s national average where, according to Law360, firms of comparable size have only thirteen percent minority attorneys and ten percent minority partners.
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is honored to be included in Law360’s list of Best Law Firms for Women and Minority Attorneys and to be recognized for its long-standing tradition of inclusiveness and diversity.