US Law Firms Fail To Move Needle On Racial Diversity

By Jacqueline Bell (May 15, 2016, 10:14 AM EDT) -- Law firms continue to make negligible progress toward improving the diversity of their attorney ranks, according to Law360's annual headcount survey.

Achieving any meaningful increase in diversity at U.S. law firms remains a struggle. Nearly 15 percent of attorneys at the more than 300 U.S. law firms surveyed by Law360 are minorities, nearly the same percentage Law360 identified in last year's law firm survey.  Law firms surveyed by Law360 include some of the largest firms in the U.S.

Asian-Americans are the best-represented minority group — making up almost 6.5 percent of all attorneys. Black attorneys constitute 3 percent of attorneys at...

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