Gibson Dunn & Crutcher improves diversity stats

July 6, 2011 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has reported much improved diversity statistics this year, after copping criticism on this issue in recent years. The firm ranked 67 of 194 firms on The American Lawyer's 2011 Diversity Scorecard, with 16.2 percent of its attorneys and 6.4 percent of its partners categorized as a minority. In 2010 the firm came in at 78 of 200 firms--minority attorneys represented 13.5 percent of the total lawyer head count, and 7.2 percent of the partnership. In 2009 the firm ranked ninetieth out of 200 firms.

Managing partner Ken Doran said: "It is very clear to the firm that in attracting and retaining the best talent and being responsive to clients’ expectations and being responsive to our own expectations it is important we continue to focus on diversity".

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