What Happens At Law Firms When Women Take Charge

By Jacqueline Bell (April 20, 2016, 9:28 PM EDT) -- It's the rare law firm that has been able to achieve true gender parity, or anything close to it, particularly in its equity partnership ranks. But the few firms that have done it are reaping the rewards of leadership diversity, attracting valuable lateral talent and clients and boosting their bottom lines.

Most law firm equity partnerships in the U.S. are overwhelmingly dominated by men, and Law360's annual survey of law firms shows that not much has changed on that front over the past few years. Among the more than 300 law firms recently surveyed by Law360, only 19 percent of equity...

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