Why Diverse Legal Teams Perform Better

Law360, Grand Rapids (January 30, 2018, 2:59 PM EST) -- A recent study found that mixed-gender legal teams perform better for clients than those made up of only one gender, a result some say likely stems from the diversity of thought needed to deliver top-notch legal results.

Mixed-gender teams "significantly" outperformed those made up of just men or just women across a dozen different performance indicators, according to the report based on interviews with nearly 1,000 corporate clients and released in December by market research firm Acritas.

One of the biggest ways that fielding a legal team with diverse talent yields better results is that by drawing team members from across...

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