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Law Firm Diversity Programs

Law Firm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Please click here for the results of the 2021 Vault Law Firm DEI Survey. The 2022 survey is now open. Please email lawsurveys@vault.com to participate.

In 2021, Vault Law introduced its Law Firm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Survey, in which almost 200 law firms, including approximately 90 percent of the Vault Law 100, took part between May and July 2021.

This new survey focuses on the candidate perspective, to help inform law students and laterals about prospective employers’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition to detailed demographic data, the survey asked firms about measures to address implicit bias in recruitment, promotion, and work allocation; scholarships or internships for diverse students; professional development and mentorship opportunities; compensation information, including whether attorneys receive billable credit for DEI work; parental leave policies and programs available to working parents; steps to ensure inclusiveness for transgender individuals and accessibility for attorneys with disabilities; and much more.

ACCESS THE 2021 VAULT LAW FIRM DEI SURVEY REPORT

Other Upcoming Initiatives

Among other highlights of our DEI programming, Vault’s recent combination with the mentoring and engagement platform Firsthand means that Vault Law will now be able to more directly connect candidates with employers through one-on-one mentoring opportunities, virtual career fairs, and other live events.

If you are interested in learning more about Vault Law’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, including the DEI Survey and upcoming career fairs, please contact lawsurveys@vault.com.

Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey

For 17 years, from 2004 through 2020, Vault Law partnered with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) to conduct the Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey and produce the Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database. Housing more than 10 years of historical survey data, the database made available to the legal community benchmarking information about the diversity programs at many of the nation’s leading law firms.

Annual Diversity Reports

Vault Law produces an annual diversity report that looks at broader industry trends revealed by the survey data.

You can also download reports from past Vault/MCCA Law Firm Surveys here:

 

Sponsorship and Participation

We thank all the law firms who have provided support for these important initiatives, as they play a crucial role to help promote transparency and progress with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession.

Go to Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database Premium Sponsors

These law firms have demonstrated ongoing support at the premium level for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through their generous sponsorship of and participation in Vault DEI initiatives.

Full List of Participating Firms

The following law firms participated in the Vault 2021 Law Firm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey. The responses they submitted, along with a report on industry-wide trends, will be available in the fall.

  • Akerman LLP
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Alston & Bird
  • Arnold & Porter
  • Baird Holm LLP
  • Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Baker Donelson
  • BakerHostetler
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Ballard Spahr
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • Carlton Fields, P.A.
  • Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
  • Chapman and Cutler LLP
  • Choate, Hall & Stewart
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Clifford Chance US LLP
  • Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
  • Cooley
  • Covington & Burling
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Crowell & Moring
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Dechert
  • Dentons
  • DLA Piper
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Downey Brand LLP
  • Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • Fenwick
  • Finnegan
  • Fisher Phillips
  • Fish & Richardson P.C.
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • GableGotwals
  • Gibson Dunn
  • Goodwin
  • Goulston & Storrs PC
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Harrity & Harrity LLP
  • Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • Jackson Walker LLP
  • Jenner & Block
  • Jones Day
  • Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Kennaday Leavitt PC
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • Knobbe Martens
  • Kobre & Kim LLP
  • Kramer Levin
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Lathrop GPM LLP
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
  • Linklaters
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Maynard Cooper & Gale
  • McCarter & English, LLP
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • McGuireWoods
  • Milbank
  • Mintz
  • Moore & Van Allen PLLC
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
  • Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Orrick
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Pillsbury
  • Pirkey Barber PLLC
  • Polsinelli PC
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
  • Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
  • Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
  • Robinson + Cole LLP
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Saiber LLC
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • Seyfarth
  • Shartsis Friese LLP
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Sheppard Mullin
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Skadden
  • Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
  • Stinson LLP
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • The Cavanagh Law Firm, PA
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • Thompson Hine
  • Thompson & Knight LLP
  • Tonkon Torp LLP
  • Troutman Pepper
  • Vedder Price
  • Venable LLP
  • Vinson & Elkins
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Weil
  • Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
  • White & Case LLP
  • Wiggin and Dana LLP
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • WilmerHale
  • Wilson Sonsini
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
  • ZwillGen PLLC