Law360’s 2019 Glass Ceiling Report Names Cohen Milstein Among “The Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys”
May 27, 2019
Law360’s 2019 Glass Ceiling Report once again shows that law firms are making slow progress towards increasing female representation at all levels, from associate to equity partner.
Women represent just 36.3% of attorneys at firms, according to our report, a number that has been consistent in our past six annual law firm surveys. At a granular level, female representation varies considerably between the lowest-ranking attorneys and firms’ elite echelons.
Among non-partners, women make up 45.5% of the attorney workforce, but among partners, women represent only 24.8% of the group. And at the equity partner rank, women account for just 21.5%.
These numbers suggest that fewer women are rising through the ranks than men, despite representing at least 40% of law students for the past 30 years and more than 50% of law students since 2016, according to the American Bar Association.
Cohen Milstein was recognized in the 50-149 Lawyer category with 43.9% female non-partners, 51.6% female partners and 33.3% female equity partners.