Women's Partnership Growth Steady But Slow, Report Says

By Michele Gorman (November 9, 2017, 6:49 PM EST) -- Although the percentage of women among new partners in the country's largest and top-grossing law firms with domestic offices has reached a six-year high in 2017, the increase is minor, according to an annual report released Thursday that looked at data from 133 firms.

The women's high — about 38 percent — is up one percentage point since 2016 and five since 2012, when think tank Diversity & Flexibility Alliance first began collecting data for its annual New Partner Report to uncover trends related to women's promotions to partnerships. Meanwhile, nearly 62 percent of attorneys promoted to partnership in 2017 were men.

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