Fewer Large Law Firms Have Female Leaders Than In 2012

By Kurt Orzeck (June 17, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT) -- The number of large law firms with women heading offices, practice groups and governance committees dropped from 50 to 42 between last year and this year, although some of the 42 firms boosted their female leadership, the Women in Law Empowerment Forum recently announced.

The organization's 2013 Gold Standard Certification program considered firms that applied for certification; have at least 200 practicing attorneys in the U.S.; and employ women representing a significant percentage of their equity partners, top leadership positions, governance and compensation committees and highest-paid partners.

The number of firms making the cut dropped by eight, but eligible firms only...

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