Number Of Female Partners In BigLaw Hits 5-Year High

By Kali Hays (November 3, 2016, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Over the last year, the number of women promoted to the partnership level in more than 130 of the biggest U.S. law firms has hit a five-year high, according to a survey released on Thursday by a Washington, D.C., leadership think tank.

The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, whose members include Dentons, Hogan Lovells, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Pfizer Inc., among many others, is a self-described think tank focused on diversity in leadership positions, and its annual New Partner Report found that women now make up 37 percent of partners in the biggest U.S. law firms.

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