Franklin & Prokopik continues to make significant strides in gender equality, securing a national ranking on Law360’s annual “Glass Ceiling Report”. The firm ranked 13th (a jump from 16th last year) for firms employing 100 or fewer attorneys. This was in part due to our female representation highly exceeding the national average at both the equity and non-equity partner levels. In the equity partner category, F&P sits at 38.5%, and at 77.8% for non-equity partners, compared to less than a quarter of equity partners and 27% of non-equity partners at comparable firms nationwide. In addition, 22% of all the firm’s attorneys are female associates.
The methodology behind this year’s rankings (a redesign of the Glass Ceiling Report) shows how the percentage of women across the three attorney levels compares with the field of new hires. Law360 revised its methodology in response to the pandemic’s effect on female attorneys. Women now comprise more than half of enrolled law school students. Despite this, female attorneys are still not achieving equity partner status or sitting on executive committees.
F&P strives to focus on hiring and promoting a diverse workforce and appreciates Law360 for recognizing the firm’s efforts to close the gender gap.
Please note, the data collected by Law360 was as of December 31, 2021. F&P had multiple female promotions that went into effect on January 1, 2022, which will be reflected in next year’s report.
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