Magazine: “the only firm in the US Top 50 to record a female partnership proportion in the UK of more than 40%”
LONDON – 9 July 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has been recognized as the top U.S. firm in the U.K. for diversity by The Lawyer magazine. According to the publication’s U.S. Top 50, Greenberg Traurig “is the only firm in the U.S. Top 50 to record a female partnership proportion in the U.K. of more than 40 percent.” Fourteen of the 34 shareholders in its London office are women.
According to The Lawyer, across U.S. firms in the U.K. the number of female partners has risen 8.4% since 2017. In the last year, through promotion and recruitment, Greenberg Traurig has increased its female partners from 37.9% to 41.17%.
Earlier this year, Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced the elevation to shareholder of 32 attorneys from 17 offices, practicing in 13 areas of law. The 2019 shareholder class was comprised of 44% women and 28% minorities, meaning that women, ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ+ attorneys made up 50% of its attorneys elevated to shareholder.
“Greenberg Traurig is proud of its bold approach to diversity and inclusion – one that is part of our origin story as well as our legacy going forward,” said Fiona Adams, the Managing Shareholder of the London office and the Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Practice.
Other recent diversity rankings for Greenberg Traurig include the following from The American Lawyer/National Law Journal 2019 Diversity, Women’s & LGBT Scorecards: No. 1, Number of African American Partners and Attorneys Overall and Number of Hispanic American/Latino Partners and Attorneys Overall; No. 5, Number of LGBT Partners; No. 6, Number of Minority Attorneys; No. 6, Number of Female Partners; and No. 7, Number of Asian American Partners Overall.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. The firm's efforts have been recognized by local, national, and global publications and organizations including, Chambers and Partners.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2100 attorneys in 41 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.