Calif. Law Firms Fail Diversity Test: Report

Law360, New York (June 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A public policy research institute released a mock report card Thursday that criticized California's largest law firms for hiring comparatively few minorities.

Berkeley-Calif.-based Greenlining Institute found that the 20 law firms surveyed averaged less than three African-American and four Latino partners apiece statewide.

Bringing down the average was Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, which earned an FF grade for having zero African-Americans among its 117 California partners. Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP, which had one African-American among its 122 California partners; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP,...
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