Wall Street Firms Among Toughest For Female Partners

Law360, New York (April 20, 2016, 8:27 PM EDT) -- Wall Street firms are notorious for keeping their partner ranks trim, but climbing to that top rung remains even more challenging for women, with less than 4 percent of female attorneys at those firms defying the odds to make the cut, a Law360 study found. 

While female attorneys account for 37 percent of all Wall Street attorneys and female nonpartners account for 42 percent of all nonpartners — which sits close to the respective overall percentages — the share of female partners at Wall Street firms remained well below the overall average in 2015, Law360's Glass Ceiling report found.

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