Equity Partnership Door Blocked For Female Attorneys

Law360, New York (April 20, 2014, 10:37 PM EDT) -- The culture of many large U.S. law firms does not support equal access to business-building opportunities, blocking women from the position they most want to reach — equity partnership.

Rainmakers and rising stars are prime candidates for equity partnership — granted a piece of the proverbial pie that they helped create. But it's hard for women to reach that level because they don't always have the early access to moneymaking opportunities that their male counterparts do, lawyers and experts say.

Data gathered by Law360 shows that among 250 of the largest firms in the U.S., most have an equity partnership makeup that...

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