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Law Firm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Vault Law 2021 Law Firm DEI Survey

In 2021, Vault Law introduced its Law Firm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Survey, in which almost 200 law firms, including approximately 90 percent of the Vault Law 100, took part between May and July 2021.

This new survey focuses on the candidate perspective, to help inform law students and laterals about prospective employers’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition to detailed demographic data, the survey asked firms about measures to address implicit bias in recruitment, promotion, and work allocation; scholarships or internships for diverse students; professional development and mentorship opportunities; compensation information, including whether attorneys receive billable credit for DEI work; parental leave policies and programs available to working parents; steps to ensure inclusiveness for transgender individuals and accessibility for attorneys with disabilities; and much more. The survey results will be released this fall.

Other Upcoming Initiatives

Among other highlights of our DEI programming, Vault’s recent combination with the mentoring and engagement platform Firsthand means that Vault Law will now be able to more directly connect candidates with employers through one-on-one mentoring opportunities, virtual career fairs, and other live events.

If you are interested in learning more about Vault Law’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, including the DEI Survey and upcoming career fairs, please contact lawsurveys@vault.com.

Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey

For 17 years, from 2004 through 2020, Vault Law partnered with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) to conduct the Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey and produce the Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database. Housing more than 10 years of historical survey data, the database made available to the legal community benchmarking information about the diversity programs at many of the nation’s leading law firms.

Pending release of the 2021 Vault DEI Survey results, the most recent survey data from the 2020 edition of the Vault/MCCA Diversity Survey remain available on the diversity tab of the firm’s Vault Law profile.

Annual Diversity Reports

Vault Law produces an annual diversity report that looks at broader industry trends revealed by the survey data. Stay tuned for the release of Vault Law’s 2021 DEI Survey Report.

You can also download reports from past Vault/MCCA Law Firm Surveys here:

 

Sponsorship and Participation

We thank all the law firms who have provided support for these important initiatives, as they play a crucial role to help promote transparency and progress with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession.

Go to Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database Premium Sponsors

These law firms have demonstrated ongoing support at the premium level for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through their generous sponsorship of and participation in Vault DEI initiatives.

Go to Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database
Premium Participants

These law firms have demonstrated their commitment to diversity as premium participants in Vault DEI Surveys.

Full List of Participating Firms

The following law firms participated in the Vault 2021 Law Firm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey. The responses they submitted, along with a report on industry-wide trends, will be available in the fall.

  • Adams and Reese LLP
  • Akerman LLP
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Baird Holm LLP
  • Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • BakerHostetler
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Barclay Damon LLP
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Beveridge & Diamond, PC
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
  • Boyd & Jenerette, P.A.
  • Bramer Legal Services
  • Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Brown & James, P.C.
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • Butler Snow LLP
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • Carlton Fields, P.A.
  • Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
  • Chapman and Cutler LLP
  • Choate, Hall & Stewart
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Clifford Chance US LLP
  • Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
  • Cooley
  • Covington & Burling
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Crowell & Moring
  • Davis & Harman LLP
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Dechert
  • Dentons
  • DLA Piper
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Downey Brand LLP
  • Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • Edwards Cohen Dawson Noble & Dawes, P.A.
  • Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • Fenwick
  • Finnegan
  • Fisher Phillips
  • Fish & Richardson P.C.
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • GableGotwals
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Goldberg Segalla
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
  • Goulston & Storrs PC
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Harrity & Harrity LLP
  • Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • Honigman LLP
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • Jackson Walker
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • Jones Day
  • Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Kennaday Leavitt PC
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • Knobbe Martens
  • Kobre & Kim LLP
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Lathrop GPM LLP
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
  • Linklaters
  • Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Maynard Cooper & Gale
  • McCarter & English, LLP
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • McGlinchey Stafford
  • McGuireWoods
  • Meyers Nave
  • Milbank LLP
  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
  • Moore & Van Allen PLLC
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
  • Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • Norman, Wood, Kendrick, and Turner
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Orrick
  • Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A.
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC
  • Pillsbury
  • Pirkey Barber PLLC
  • Polsinelli PC
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Rathbone Group, LLC
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
  • Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
  • Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
  • Robinson & Cole LLP
  • Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin, & Robb, P.A.
  • Roig Lawyers
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
  • Russell Oliver & Stephens, PLC
  • Saiber LLC
  • Scharf Banks Marmor LLC
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Shartsis Friese LLP
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Sheppard Mullin
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
  • Stinson LLP
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Sulloway & Hollis
  • The Cavanagh Law Firm, PA
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • Thompson Hine
  • Thompson & Knight LLP
  • Tonkon Torp LLP
  • Tressler LLP
  • Troutman Pepper
  • Vedder Price
  • Venable LLP
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
  • White & Case LLP
  • Wiggin and Dana LLP
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • WilmerHale
  • Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
  • ZwillGen PLLC