Global law firm White & Case LLP was ranked the second most diverse law firm by The American Lawyer in its 2011 Diversity Scorecard. The annual survey ranks the largest and highest grossing law firms in the United States by their percentage of minority lawyers, including partners. In last year's survey, White & Case ranked No. 4.
"These rankings are an important recognition of our commitment to diversity in the legal profession," said Hugh Verrier, Chairman of White & Case. "In a diverse and inclusive workplace, the varied experiences and perspectives of people from different backgrounds help us foster innovation, adapt to change and meet the needs of our clients."
The American Lawyer survey showed that minority lawyers represent 24.5% of all US lawyers at White & Case, up from 22.3% in last year's poll and significantly higher than the 13.9% figure for all firms participating in the survey. Minority partners represented 16.4% of all US White & Case partners, compared to 14.5% in the 2010 study and substantially higher than the 7% figure for all firms participating in the survey.
In addition to the Firm's overall No. 2 showing, it earned high rankings in several other survey categories, including:
(1) No. 2 in terms of the percentage of the Firm's minority partners in the United States.
(2) No. 4 in terms of the percentage of other racial or ethnic lawyers who are not partners.
(3) No. 5 in terms of the percentage of the Firm's minority lawyers.
(4) No. 6 in terms of the percentage of Hispanic lawyers who are not partners.
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