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Law360 Ranks Wilson Elser among the 10 Best Big Law Firms for Female Attorneys

April 22, 2016

For the second year, Law360 has ranked the 100 best U.S. law firms for women, based on each firm's female representation at the partner and nonpartner levels and its total number of female attorneys. “The 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys” was published on April 17, 2016, ranking Wilson Elser 36th overall. On April 18, Law360 published a follow-up that narrowed the field to the country’s largest law firms, ranking Wilson Elser ninth on the list of “The 10 Best BigLaw Firms for Female Attorneys.”

Law360's 2016 Glass Ceiling report found that just 34 percent of all attorneys and only 22 percent of partners at the U.S. law firms surveyed by Law360 are women. For the firms included on the lists, the number of women at all levels shows that firm leaders are finding some new ways to open doors and increase diversity. At many of the 100 firms, there are more female nonpartners than male, creating at least the prospect of a future legal industry filled with more female equity partners and executive committee members.

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