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Best Law Firms for Diversity

Law students, lawyers, and firm management place increasing value on a diverse working environment. That's why Vault has devoted a special section to associates’ rankings on diversity issues.

  • Survey Methodology

    Lawyers and firm management place increasing value on a diverse working environment. That's why Vault has devoted a special section to associates' rankings on diversity issues. Our diversity section includes separate categories for diversity as it relates to minorities, women, and gays and lesbians. To determine our Best 25 Law Firms for Diversity, we used a formula that weighed the three categories evenly for an overall diversity ranking.

  • Ranking History

2013 Best Law Firms for Women

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9.132

Carlton Fields

In January 2014, the law firms of Carlton Fields, PA and Jorden Burt, LLP merged to form Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, which now boasts more than 375...

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2012 Rank
1
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SCORE
9.099

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton ranks as one of New York's most powerful law firms, representing high-profile clients in transactions and disputes in...

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2012 Rank
4
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3
SCORE
8.874

Littler Mendelson P.C.

For over 70 years, Littler has been a leader in the area of labor and employment law on a national, and recently, international scale. Bay Area...

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2012 Rank
2
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4
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8.847

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

A firm with offices across the Southeast as well as locations in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, Baker Donelson is a full-service law firm that...

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2012 Rank
23
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8.830

Ropes & Gray LLP

Founded in 1865, Ropes & Gray has expanded in every measurable way in the 21st century, acquiring smaller boutique firms in the States while claiming...

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2012 Rank
3
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6
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8.824

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Kansas City-based Shook, Hardy & Bacon is a top litigation practice where big names turn for representation in bet-the-company cases. The firm is...

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2012 Rank
9
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7
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8.760

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

For decades, Paul, Weiss has valiantly defended the coffers and reputations of some of the world's largest financial institutions and companies. Though...

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2012 Rank
7
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8
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8.636

Quarles & Brady LLP

Quarles & Brady has successfully combined its Midwestern roots with multi-region power through thriving health law and intellectual property...

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2012 Rank
12
9
SCORE
8.565

Jenner & Block LLP

Windy City Roots The firm now known as Jenner & Block was founded in 1914 as Newman, Poppenhusen & Stern by a trio of lawyers with big-name...

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2012 Rank
5
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10
SCORE
8.534

Fenwick & West LLP

In 1972, four attorneys moved from New York to Palo Alto to found a firm based on their vision that the Silicon Valley would become the future tech Mecca...

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2012 Rank
NR
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11
SCORE
8.488

Alston & Bird LLP

As definitively "Atlanta" as Coca-Cola, TBS, and Bobby Cox, Alston & Bird isn't just a Georgia peach: it has built a nationally-regarded lobbying...

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2012 Rank
16
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11
SCORE
8.488

Foley Hoag LLP

Hailing from the land of red socks and chowder, Foley Hoag has stayed close to its Boston roots. With only four locations-in Massachusetts, New York, DC,...

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2012 Rank
8
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12
SCORE
8.471

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

From its core litigation practice, Hughes Hubbard has spun off a number of niches and industry-specific practices. Now boasting a respected Capitol...

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2012 Rank
19
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13
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8.428

WilmerHale

Since Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP and Hale and Dorr LLP merged to become WilmerHale in 2004, the firm has established itself as one of the preeminent...

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2012 Rank
NR
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14
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8.388

Sidley Austin LLP

The firm's roots trace back to its formation in Chicago in 1866 and the firm is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Historical clients included former...

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2012 Rank
NR
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15
SCORE
8.364

Arent Fox LLP

Arent Fox has developed a symbiotic relationship with the nation's capital over the past 65 years. In addition to real estate and finance work, the firm...

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2012 Rank
12
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16
SCORE
8.356

Williams & Connolly LLP

Relatively tiny Williams & Connolly has resisted globalization and continues to hold its own against firms ten times its size by following a basic...

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2012 Rank
NR
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17
SCORE
8.343

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Steptoe & Johnson LLP got its start representing the airline industry, as well as pipelines, railroads, and foreign companies whose assets had been...

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2012 Rank
NR
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18
SCORE
8.333

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs has a multi-disciplinary team of over 1500 lawyers in 46 offices across 21 countries on five continents. Their expansion has been...

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2012 Rank
21
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19
SCORE
8.268

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

One of SoCal's elites, Munger, Tolles & Olson has resisted the temptation to expand beyond the Golden State. The firm is similarly consistent in its...

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2012 Rank
18
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