More than 80% of partners at large US law firms are men

January 8, 2010 Only 19 percent of partners at American law firms with more than 100 lawyers are women, despite the fact that women have comprised more than 50 percent of law school graduates since 2000.

According to a survey by Law3560, Sacramento-based firm McDonough Holland & Allen had the highest percentage of female partners with almost 35 percent.

Several big law firms made it into the top 100 list with the highest concentration of female partners:

23. Kirkland & Ellis LLP (24.3 percent female partners)
27. Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP (23.6 %)
41. Winston & Strawn LLP (22.5 %)
46. Reed Smith LLP (22.2%)
49. McDermott Will & Emery LLP (22.0%)
51. Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP (21.9%)
53. Baker & McKenzie LLP (21.8%)
55. Cooley Godward Kronish LLP (21.7%)
62. Howrey LLP (21.2%)
74. Shearman & Sterling LLP (20.7%)
76. Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP (20.6%)
80. Sidley Austin LLP (20.5%)
86. WilmerHale LLP (20.4%)
87. Duane Morris LLP (20.4%)
92. Linklaters LLP (20.0%)

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