By Jake Simpson (April 20, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT) -- Bucking a nationwide trend among law firms of subpar female representation at the partner level, Law360's inaugural class of Ceiling Smashers have shown a commitment to gender equality.
This year's Ceiling Smashers are the 25 U.S.-based law firms out of nearly 400 surveyed that have the highest percentage of female partners. These firms run counter to a sobering statistic from Law360's Glass Ceiling Report: 2014, which found that while women make up 43 percent of the nonpartner ranks at U.S. law firms, they comprise just 21 percent of partnerships.
"It is a professionwide problem," Holland & Hart LLP Chair Elizabeth...
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