women continue to be markedly underrepresented in the leadership ranks of firms.A few of this year's findings:
- Women lawyers account for fewer than 16% of equity partners.
- Only about 6% of law firm managing partners are women.
- In the average firm, women of color account for about 11% of associates but only 3% of non‐equity partners and only about 1.4 % of equity partners.
- Male equity partners earn on average over $87,000 a year more than female equity artners.
The National Association of Women Lawyers began this empirical study of the 200 largest US laws firms in 2006.