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Morrison & Foerster Named to Yale Law Women’s Top Firms for Diverse Partnership

01 Jun 2020

Morrison & Foerster has once again been included in Yale Law Women’s annual Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report. Seeking to advance the status of women and traditionally underrepresented gender identities at Yale Law School and in the legal profession at large, YLW’s report highlights progress being made in the industry, and identifies areas for improvement.

Rather than publishing holistic Top Ten lists as in previous years, YLW honored firms for excelling in specific categories that relate to overall representation, including training, mentorship & diversity, promotions, leadership, part-time & remote work, billable hours, compensation, work-life balance & parenting, and paid leave.

To that end, Morrison & Foerster has been recognized for Top Firms for Diverse Partnership due to the firm’s strong level of representation of women and women of color at the partnership level. As a firm, we have been committed to creating a culture that respects and celebrates differences, while providing an inclusive environment where everyone’s contributions are valued. Speaking to our efforts, we continue to make progress toward our goals:

  • Percentage of women partners: Increased the percentage of women in the partnership by 30% from 2017 to 2019
  • Number of black and Latinx partners: Steadily increased the number of black and Latinx partners by 64% during the last five years, from 11 partners in 2015 to 18 in 2020
  • Number of LGBTQ+ partners: Increased the number of LGBTQ+ partners by 27% from 2018 to 2019, and 100% between 2016 and 2019

The complete list of ranked firms can be found here and the full report is available here.

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