For the eighth consecutive year, global law firm White & Case LLP has earned one of the highest rankings on The American Lawyer magazine's "Diversity Scorecard." The rankings assess diversity and inclusion at US law firms. White & Case was the only firm ranked in the top 10 on both Am Law's list of the largest US firms by revenue (Am Law 100) and on its Diversity Scorecard. Among all US law firms evaluated, White & Case ranked 7th on the Scorecard.
"We are gratified to yet again be the top-ranking Am Law 10 law firm, and in the top 10 overall in The American Lawyer's 2021 Diversity Scorecard," said White & Case Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Maja Hazell (New York).
The Diversity Scorecard records the average number of full-time-equivalent minority attorneys—Asian-American, Black, Latino or Hispanic, Native American and self-described multiracial attorneys—at Am Law 200 and National Law Journal 250 law firms in calendar year 2020.
According to the 2021 Diversity Scorecard, 33.9 percent of White & Case's US lawyers were a member of a minority group in 2020, as well as 21.9 percent of the firm's US partners. White & Case remains specifically committed not only to recruiting diverse legal talent, but also to prioritizing leadership-level support of diverse professionals.
"This is another incredible achievement," said Arlene Arin Hahn (New York), Chair of the White & Case Global Diversity Committee. "While there is still much work to be done, I am so proud to be at a firm that values the power of diversity, inclusion, and belonging."
Diversity and inclusion are inherent core values of White & Case. For the last three years, the Firm has met the criteria for Diversity Lab's Mansfield Rule Certification. For the last two years, the Firm also received Certified Plus status, which indicates that White & Case considered at least 30 percent women, lawyers of color, and LGBTQ+ lawyers for most leadership positions and in senior-level recruiting.