Where Are All The Women In The Plaintiffs' Bar?

Law360, New York (July 17, 2015, 11:21 AM EDT) -- Strides have been made to advance and support women attorneys in the ranks of law firms across the U.S., however certain practice areas continue to be comprised primarily of men. They reflect a pattern, much like that of businesses with corporate hierarchies and in banking. One area in particular where few women continue to practice and lead cases compared to men is in the representation of plaintiffs in complex litigation.

Complex litigation encompasses class actions, securities, consumer, antitrust and corporate litigation. These practice areas often overlap in cases and the attorneys and firms that prosecute them, such as in securities and...

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