MCCA DIVERSITY SCORECARD

Empowering legal departments and law firms the ability to measure, monitor, and improve diversity performance through data analytics.

MCCA DIVERSITY SCORECARD

Empowering legal departments and law firms to measure, monitor, and improve diversity performance through data analytics.

MCCA DIVERSITY SCORECARD

Empowering legal departments and law firms to measure, monitor, and improve diversity performance through data analytics.

MCCA developed the Diversity Scorecard (“Scorecard”) with a mission to enable legal departments and law firms to understand, monitor and measure diversity performance and progress. Designed and built with both legal departments and law firms in mind, the Scorecard harnesses 14 plus years of law firm survey data collection with 24 years of MCCA research. It is the first-ever data set and ranking for the legal industry, that gathers insights about law firm demographics, leadership composition and the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse lawyers.

The Scorecard offers legal departments the ability to confidently evaluate outside counsel with objective data, helpful data insights into true diversity performance, and analysis of multiple firms at once – without the need for additional resource allocation. The Diversity Scorecard offers law firms access to tangible metrics that can help identify gaps and opportunities for strengthening DEI efforts, building competitive advantage, and developing policies that create impact and results.

MCCA developed the Diversity Scorecard (“Scorecard”) with a mission to enable legal departments and law firms to understand, monitor and measure diversity performance and progress. Designed and built with both legal departments and law firms in mind, the Scorecard harnesses 14 plus years of law firm survey data collection with 24 years of MCCA research. It is the first-ever data set and ranking for the legal industry, that gathers insights about law firm demographics, leadership composition and the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse lawyers.

The Scorecard offers legal departments the ability to confidently evaluate outside counsel with objective data, helpful data insights into true diversity performance, and analysis of multiple firms at once – without the need for additional resource allocation. The Diversity Scorecard offers law firms access to tangible metrics that can help identify gaps and opportunities for strengthening DEI efforts, building competitive advantage, and developing policies that create impact and results.

MCCA developed the Diversity Scorecard (“Scorecard”) with a mission to enable legal departments and law firms to understand, monitor and measure diversity performance and progress. Designed and built with both legal departments and law firms in mind, the Scorecard harnesses 14 plus years of law firm survey data collection with 24 years of MCCA research. It is the first-ever data set and ranking for the legal industry, that gathers insights about law firm demographics, leadership composition and the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse lawyers.

The Scorecard offers legal departments the ability to confidently evaluate outside counsel with objective data, helpful data insights into true diversity performance, and analysis of multiple firms at once – without the need for additional resource allocation. The Diversity Scorecard offers law firms access to tangible metrics that can help identify gaps and opportunities for strengthening DEI efforts, building competitive advantage, and developing policies that create impact and results.

METHODOLOGY

MCCA’s methodology for producing the scorecard involved assessments of participating law firms against MCCA’s own law firm diversity database, aggregated from its annual Law Firm Diversity Survey (Survey). Subject to the accuracy and completeness of the data self-submitted by each law firm in response to the Survey, a rigorous methodology was applied. Components that were not considered applicable to a law firm, or for which no data was obtained through the response of the law firm, were not included in a law firm’s overall score. This was done to ensure that the methodology reflects the realities of all law firms’ demographics, recruitment, retention and promotion – not a one size fits all approach.

The Scorecard is organized into Categories, Elements, and Key Components. There are four categories (1) Demographics, (2) Recruitment, (3) Attrition, and (4) Promotion relevant to each law firm’s DEI practices. Each category has three elements (1) Profile, (2) Trends and (3) Key Components.

Key Components differ per category and represent a law firm’s percentile ranking of the representation of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, gender and LBGTQ+ per level and the overall disclosure of DEI data versus firms of a similar size. There are 26 components total. These components are scored individually before they are combined into their respective categorical score and percentile. The Key Components were assessed for each stage of a typical lawyer’s career at a law firm, including summer associate, associate, of counsel, non-equity partner (if applicable), equity partner.

The lawyers were categorized according to gender, race/ethnicity (African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, Multiracial, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and White/Caucasian), LGBTQ+ and disabilities as recognized under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Firms were divided into five groups based on the size of the firm: 1) up to 50 lawyers; 2) 51-100 lawyers; 3) 101-250 lawyers; 4) 251-500 lawyers; and 5) more than 501 lawyers. Firms are compared to other firms of similar size and to the industry as a whole.

MCCA’s methodology for producing the scorecard involved assessments of participating law firms against MCCA’s own law firm diversity database, aggregated from its annual Law Firm Diversity Survey (Survey). Subject to the accuracy and completeness of the data self-submitted by each law firm in response to the Survey, a rigorous methodology was applied. Components that were not considered applicable to a law firm, or for which no data was obtained through the response of the law firm, were not included in a law firm’s overall score. This was done to ensure that the methodology reflects the realities of all law firms’ demographics, recruitment, retention and promotion – not a one size fits all approach.

The Scorecard is organized into Categories, Elements, and Key Components. There are four categories (1) Demographics, (2) Recruitment, (3) Attrition, and (4) Promotion relevant to each law firm’s DEI practices. Each category has three elements (1) Profile, (2) Trends and (3) Key Components.

Key Components differ per category and represent a law firm’s percentile ranking of the representation of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, gender and LBGTQ+ per level and the overall disclosure of DEI data versus firms of a similar size. There are 26 components total. These components are scored individually before they are combined into their respective categorical score and percentile. The Key Components were assessed for each stage of a typical lawyer’s career at a law firm, including summer associate, associate, of counsel, non-equity partner (if applicable), equity partner.

The lawyers were categorized according to gender, race/ethnicity (African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, Multiracial, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and White/Caucasian), LGBTQ+ and disabilities as recognized under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Firms were divided into five groups based on the size of the firm: 1) up to 50 lawyers; 2) 51-100 lawyers; 3) 101-250 lawyers; 4) 251-500 lawyers; and 5) more than 501 lawyers. Firms are compared to other firms of similar size and to the industry as a whole.

MCCA’s methodology for producing the scorecard involved assessments of participating law firms against MCCA’s own law firm diversity database, aggregated from its annual Law Firm Diversity Survey (Survey). Subject to the accuracy and completeness of the data self-submitted by each law firm in response to the Survey, a rigorous methodology was applied. Components that were not considered applicable to a law firm, or for which no data was obtained through the response of the law firm, were not included in a law firm’s overall score. This was done to ensure that the methodology reflects the realities of all law firms’ demographics, recruitment, retention and promotion – not a one size fits all approach.

The Scorecard is organized into Categories, Elements, and Key Components. There are four categories (1) Demographics, (2) Recruitment, (3) Attrition, and (4) Promotion relevant to each law firm’s DEI practices. Each category has three elements (1) Profile, (2) Trends and (3) Key Components.

Key Components differ per category and represent a law firm’s percentile ranking of the representation of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, gender and LBGTQ+ per level and the overall disclosure of DEI data versus firms of a similar size. There are 26 components total. These components are scored individually before they are combined into their respective categorical score and percentile. The Key Components were assessed for each stage of a typical lawyer’s career at a law firm, including summer associate, associate, of counsel, non-equity partner (if applicable), equity partner.

The lawyers were categorized according to gender, race/ethnicity (African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, Multiracial, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and White/Caucasian), LGBTQ+ and disabilities as recognized under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Firms were divided into five groups based on the size of the firm: 1) up to 50 lawyers; 2) 51-100 lawyers; 3) 101-250 lawyers; 4) 251-500 lawyers; and 5) more than 501 lawyers. Firms are compared to other firms of similar size and to the industry as a whole.​

PARTICIPATING FIRMS & RANKINGS

WHO PARTICIPATED

2020 LAW FIRM DIVERSITY SURVEY PARTICIPANTS

Participating MCCA Law Firm Members are highlighted in bold. *Law firms that have participated in the Vault/MCCA Survey every year for the past 10 years.

 

Adams and Reese LLP*
Akerman LLP*
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP*
Allen & Overy LLP*
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Alston & Bird LLP*
Arent Fox LLP*
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP*
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Baird Holm LLP*
Baker Botts LLP*
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC*
BakerHostetler*
Baker McKenzie*
Ballard Spahr LLP
Banner Witcoff Ltd
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Barclay Damon LLP
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Best Best & Krieger LLP
Beveridge & Diamond P.C.
Blank Rome LLP*
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP*
Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC
Bowman and Brooke LLP
Bracewell LLP*
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Bricker & Eckler LLP*
Brown & James, P.C.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP*
Buchalter, A Professional Corporation
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC*
Buckley LLP
Burr & Forman LLP
Butler Snow LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP*
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP*
Carlton Fields, P.A.*
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP*
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP*
Clifford Chance US LLP*
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Cooley LLP*
Covington & Burling LLP*
Cozen O’Connor
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP*
Crowell & Moring LLP*
Davis & Harman LLP*
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP*
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP*
Day Pitney LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP*
Dechert LLP*
Dentons*
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP*
DLA Piper LLP (US)*
Dorsey & Whitney LLP*
Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP*
Duane Morris LLP
Dykema Gossett PLLC*
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.*
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP*
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP*
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP*
Farella Braun + Martel LLP*
Fenwick & West LLP*
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP*
Fish & Richardson P.C.*
Fisher Phillips
Fletcher Yoder, P.C.
Foley & Lardner LLP*
Foley Hoag LLP*
Fox Rothschild LLP*
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP*
Frost Brown Todd LLC
GableGotwals
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC
Gentry Locke Attorneys *
Gibbons P.C.*
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP*
Goldberg Segalla
Goodwin Procter LLP*
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP*
Goulston & Storrs PC
Greenberg Traurig, LLP*
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Groom Law Group, Chartered
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Harrity & Harrity, LLP
Haynes and Boone LLP*
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP*
Hogan Lovells US LLP*
Holland & Hart LLP*
Holland & Knight LLP*
Honigman LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP*
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP*
Husch Blackwell LLP*
Ice Miller LLP*
Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.
Jackson Lewis P.C.*
Jackson Walker L.L.P.*
Jenner & Block LLP*
Jones Day*
Jones Walker LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP*
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP*
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
King & Spalding*
Kirkland & Ellis LLP*
Knobbe Martens
Kobre & Kim LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP*
Kutak Rock LLP*
Lane Powell PC*
Latham & Watkins LLP*
Lathrop Gage LLP
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP*
Linklaters LLP*
Littler Mendelson P.C.*
Locke Lord LLP*
Loeb & Loeb LLP*
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP*
Mayer Brown LLP*
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
McCarter & English LLP*
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
McGlinchey Stafford
McGuireWoods LLP*
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Milbank LLP*
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.*
Moore & Van Allen PLLC*
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP*
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP*
Morrison Mahoney LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP*
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP*
Nelson Hardiman, LLP
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nilan Johnson Lewis, P.A.
Nixon Peabody LLP*
Norman, Wood, Kendrick & Turner
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP*
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.*
O’Melveny & Myers LLP*
Orgain Bell & Tucker, LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP*
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein L.L.P
Parsons, Lee & Juliano, P.C.*
Paul Hastings LLP*
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP*
Pearne & Gordon LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP*
Perkins Coie LLP*
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC
Phillips Spallas & Angstadt LLP*
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP*
Pirkey Barber PLLC
Polsinelli PC
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP*
Proskauer Rose LLP*
Quarles & Brady LLP*
Reed Smith LLP*
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Reminger Co., LPA*
Richards Layton & Finger, PA
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
Robins Kaplan LLP*
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
Robinson & Cole LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell
Russell Oliver & Stephens, PLC*
Saiber LLC
Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Gomez & Machado, LLP
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP*
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP*
Seyfarth Shaw LLP*
Shearman & Sterling LLP*
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP*
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.*
Sidley Austin LLP*
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP*
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP*
Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP*
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.
Stinson LLP*
Stoel Rives LLP*
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP*
Sulloway & Hollis
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP
The Cavanagh Law Firm
Thompson & Knight LLP*
Thompson Coburn LLP*
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP*
Thompson Hine LLP*
Troutman Sanders LLP*
Vedder Price
Venable LLP*
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP*
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz*
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP*
White & Case LLP*
Wiggin and Dana LLP
Wiley Rein LLP*
Williams & Connolly LLP
Williams Mullen*
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP*
WilmerHale*
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP*
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati*
Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP*
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP* 

2021 LAW FIRM DIVERSITY SURVEY PARTICIPANTS

Participating MCCA Law Firm Members are highlighted in bold. *Law firms that have participated in the Vault/MCCA Survey every year for the past 10 years.

 

Adams and Reese LLP*
Akerman LLP*
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP*
Allen & Overy LLP*
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Alston & Bird LLP*
Arent Fox LLP*
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP*
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Baird Holm LLP*
Baker Botts LLP*
Baker McKenzie*
Ballard Spahr LLP
Banner Witcoff Ltd
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Barclay Damon LLP
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Barry McTiernan & Moore LLC
Barta, Jones & Foley, P.C.
Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC
Beveridge & Diamond P.C.
Blank Rome LLP*
Bodman PLC
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP*
Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (BoMc)
Bowman and Brooke LLP
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Brown & James, P.C.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP*
Buchalter, A Professional Corporation
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC*
Buckley LLP
Burns White LLC
Burr & Forman LLP
Butler Snow LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP*
Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
Carlton Fields, P.A.*
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP*
Clifford Chance US LLP*
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Cooley LLP*
Covington & Burling LLP*
Cozen O’Connor
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP*
Crowell & Moring LLP*
Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud LLP
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP*
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP*
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP*
Dechert LLP*
Dentons*
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP*
DLA Piper LLP (US)*
Dority & Manning, P.A.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP*
Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP*
Duane Morris LLP
Dykema Gossett PLLC*
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.*
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP*
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP* (As of Feb. 1, 2020 Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath)
Fenwick & West LLP*
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP*
Fish & Richardson P.C.*
Fisher Phillips
Fletcher Yoder, P.C.
Foley & Lardner LLP*
Foley Hoag LLP*
Fox Rothschild LLP*
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP*
Frost Brown Todd LLC
GableGotwals
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC
Gentry Locke Attorneys *
Gibbons P.C.*
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP*
Goldberg Segalla
Goodwin Procter LLP* (“Goodwin”)
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP*
Goulston & Storrs PC
Greenberg Traurig, LLP*
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Groom Law Group, Chartered
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Harrity & Harrity, LLP
Haynes and Boone LLP*
Higgs Fletcher & Mack
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP*
Hogan Lovells US LLP*
Holland & Hart LLP*
Holland & Knight LLP*
Honigman LLP
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP*
Husch Blackwell LLP*
Ice Miller LLP*
InfoLawGroup LLP
Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.
Jackson Lewis P.C.*
Jackson Walker L.L.P.*
Jenner & Block LLP*
Jones Walker LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP*
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP
Keller and Heckman LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP*
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
King & Spalding*
Kirkland & Ellis LLP*
Knobbe Martens
Kobre & Kim LLP
Kopka Pinkus Dolin
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP*
Kutak Rock LLP*
Lane Powell PC*
Latham & Watkins LLP*
Lathrop GPM, LLP
Law Offices of Lloyd B. Sarakin LLC
Lazaro Law Group
Lindow Stephens Treat
Linklaters LLP*
Littler Mendelson P.C.*
Locke Lord LLP*
Loeb & Loeb LLP*
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
LTL Attorneys LLP
Mahamedi IP Law LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP*
Massey & Gail LLP
Mayer Brown LLP*
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
McGlinchey Stafford
McGuireWoods LLP*
Merchant Gould
Meyers Nave
MG+M The Law Firm
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Milbank LLP*
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.*
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Moore & Van Allen PLLC*
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP*
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP*
Morrison Mahoney LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP*
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP*
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nilan Johnson Lewis, P.A.
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP*
Nossaman LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.*
O’Melveny & Myers LLP*
Orgain Bell & Tucker, LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP*
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein L.L.P
Parsons, Lee & Juliano, P.C.*
Paul Hastings LLP*
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP*
Pearne & Gordon LLP
Perkins Coie LLP*
Phillips Spallas & Angstadt LLP*
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP*
Polsinelli PC
Proskauer Rose LLP*
Quarles & Brady LLP*
Reed Smith LLP*
Reilly, McDevitt & Henrich, P.C.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Reminger Co., LPA*
Richards Layton & Finger, PA
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
Robins Kaplan LLP*
Robinson & Cole LLP
Robinson Bradshaw
Roig Tutan Rosenberg Martin Stoller & Bellido, PA
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP*
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP*
Shearman & Sterling LLP*
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP*
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.*
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP*
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP*
Smith, Mills, & Schrock Law
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.
Stinson LLP*
Stoel Rives LLP*
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP*
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Thompson Coburn LLP*
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP*
Thompson Hine LLP*
Vedder Price
Venable LLP*
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP*
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz*
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP*
White & Case LLP*
Wiggin and Dana LLP
Williams & Connolly LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP*
WilmerHale*
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP*
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati*
Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP*
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP*
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
ZwillGen PLLC 

LAW FIRM RANKINGS

We celebrate the top-ranking firms in groups 3, 4 and 5 for 2021. They are listed below in alphabetical order.

​Group 5 (more than 501 lawyers) 

Akerman LLP
Allen & Overy
Cooley
Covington and Burling LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
WilmerHale
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Group 4 (251 – 500 lawyers)

Buchalter, APC
Carlton Fields
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Fenwick & West LLP
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Fisher Phillips
Foley Hoag LLP
Jackson Walker LLP
Jenner & Block LLP

Group 3 (101 – 250 lawyers)

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Buckley LLP
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Kobre & Kim
Kopka Pinkus Dolin
Lane Powell
Meyers Nave
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

WHO PARTICIPATED

2020 LAW FIRM DIVERSITY SURVEY PARTICIPANTS

Participating MCCA Law Firm Members are highlighted in bold. *Law firms that have participated in the Vault/MCCA Survey every year for the past 10 years.

Adams and Reese LLP*
Akerman LLP*
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP*
Allen & Overy LLP*
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Alston & Bird LLP*
Arent Fox LLP*
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP*
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Baird Holm LLP*
Baker Botts LLP*
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC*
BakerHostetler*
Baker McKenzie*
Ballard Spahr LLP
Banner Witcoff Ltd
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Barclay Damon LLP
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Best Best & Krieger LLP
Beveridge & Diamond P.C.
Blank Rome LLP*
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP*
Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC
Bowman and Brooke LLP
Bracewell LLP*
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Bricker & Eckler LLP*
Brown & James, P.C.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP*
Buchalter, A Professional Corporation
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC*
Buckley LLP
Burr & Forman LLP
Butler Snow LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP*
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP*
Carlton Fields, P.A.*
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP*
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP*
Clifford Chance US LLP*
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP 
Cooley LLP*
Covington & Burling LLP*
Cozen O’Connor
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP*
Crowell & Moring LLP*
Davis & Harman LLP*
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP*
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP*
Day Pitney LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP*
Dechert LLP*
Dentons*
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP*
DLA Piper LLP (US)*
Dorsey & Whitney LLP*
Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP*
Duane Morris LLP
Dykema Gossett PLLC*
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.*
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP*
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP*
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP*
Farella Braun + Martel LLP*
Fenwick & West LLP*
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP*
Fish & Richardson P.C.*
Fisher Phillips
Fletcher Yoder, P.C.
Foley & Lardner LLP*
Foley Hoag LLP*
Fox Rothschild LLP*
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP*
Frost Brown Todd LLC
GableGotwals
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC
Gentry Locke Attorneys *
Gibbons P.C.*
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP*
Goldberg Segalla
Goodwin Procter LLP*
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP*
Goulston & Storrs PC
Greenberg Traurig, LLP*
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Groom Law Group, Chartered
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Harrity & Harrity, LLP
Haynes and Boone LLP*
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP*
Hogan Lovells US LLP*
Holland & Hart LLP*
Holland & Knight LLP*
Honigman LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP*
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP*
Husch Blackwell LLP*
Ice Miller LLP*
Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.
Jackson Lewis P.C.*
Jackson Walker L.L.P.*
Jenner & Block LLP*
Jones Day*
Jones Walker LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP*
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP*
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
King & Spalding*
Kirkland & Ellis LLP*
Knobbe Martens
Kobre & Kim LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP*
Kutak Rock LLP*
Lane Powell PC*
Latham & Watkins LLP*
Lathrop Gage LLP
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP*
Linklaters LLP*
Littler Mendelson P.C.*
Locke Lord LLP*
Loeb & Loeb LLP*
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP*
Mayer Brown LLP*
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
McCarter & English LLP*
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
McGlinchey Stafford
McGuireWoods LLP*
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Milbank LLP*
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.*
Moore & Van Allen PLLC*
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP*
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP*
Morrison Mahoney LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP*
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP*
Nelson Hardiman, LLP
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nilan Johnson Lewis, P.A.
Nixon Peabody LLP*
Norman, Wood, Kendrick & Turner
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP*
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.*
O’Melveny & Myers LLP*
Orgain Bell & Tucker, LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP*
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein L.L.P
Parsons, Lee & Juliano, P.C.*
Paul Hastings LLP*
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP*
Pearne & Gordon LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP*
Perkins Coie LLP*
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC
Phillips Spallas & Angstadt LLP*
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP*
Pirkey Barber PLLC
Polsinelli PC
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP*
Proskauer Rose LLP*
Quarles & Brady LLP*
Reed Smith LLP*
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Reminger Co., LPA*
Richards Layton & Finger, PA
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
Robins Kaplan LLP*
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
Robinson & Cole LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell
Russell Oliver & Stephens, PLC*
Saiber LLC
Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Gomez & Machado, LLP
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP*
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP*
Seyfarth Shaw LLP*
Shearman & Sterling LLP*
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP*
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.*
Sidley Austin LLP*
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP*
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP*
Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP*
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.
Stinson LLP*
Stoel Rives LLP*
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP*
Sulloway & Hollis
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP
The Cavanagh Law Firm
Thompson & Knight LLP*
Thompson Coburn LLP*
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP*
Thompson Hine LLP*
Troutman Sanders LLP*
Vedder Price
Venable LLP*
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP*
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz*
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP*
White & Case LLP*
Wiggin and Dana LLP
Wiley Rein LLP*
Williams & Connolly LLP
Williams Mullen*
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP*
WilmerHale*
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP*
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati*
Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP*
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP* 

2021 LAW FIRM DIVERSITY SURVEY PARTICIPANTS

Participating MCCA Law Firm Members are highlighted in bold. *Law firms that have participated in the Vault/MCCA Survey every year for the past 10 years.

Adams and Reese LLP*
Akerman LLP*
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP*
Allen & Overy LLP*
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Alston & Bird LLP*
Arent Fox LLP*
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP*
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Baird Holm LLP*
Baker Botts LLP*
Baker McKenzie*
Ballard Spahr LLP
Banner Witcoff Ltd
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Barclay Damon LLP
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Barry McTiernan & Moore LLC
Barta, Jones & Foley, P.C.
Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC
Beveridge & Diamond P.C.
Blank Rome LLP*
Bodman PLC
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP*
Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (BoMc)
Bowman and Brooke LLP
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Brown & James, P.C.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP*
Buchalter, A Professional Corporation
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC*
Buckley LLP
Burns White LLC
Burr & Forman LLP
Butler Snow LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP*
Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
Carlton Fields, P.A.*
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP*
Clifford Chance US LLP*
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Cooley LLP*
Covington & Burling LLP*
Cozen O’Connor
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP*
Crowell & Moring LLP*
Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud LLP
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP*
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP*
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP*
Dechert LLP*
Dentons*
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP*
DLA Piper LLP (US)*
Dority & Manning, P.A.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP*
Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP*
Duane Morris LLP
Dykema Gossett PLLC*
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.*
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP*
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP* (As of Feb. 1, 2020 Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath)
Fenwick & West LLP*
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP*
Fish & Richardson P.C.*
Fisher Phillips
Fletcher Yoder, P.C.
Foley & Lardner LLP*
Foley Hoag LLP*
Fox Rothschild LLP*
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP*
Frost Brown Todd LLC
GableGotwals
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC
Gentry Locke Attorneys *
Gibbons P.C.*
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP*
Goldberg Segalla
Goodwin Procter LLP* (“Goodwin”)
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP*
Goulston & Storrs PC
Greenberg Traurig, LLP*
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Groom Law Group, Chartered
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Harrity & Harrity, LLP
Haynes and Boone LLP*
Higgs Fletcher & Mack
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP*
Hogan Lovells US LLP*
Holland & Hart LLP*
Holland & Knight LLP*
Honigman LLP
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP*
Husch Blackwell LLP*
Ice Miller LLP*
InfoLawGroup LLP
Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.
Jackson Lewis P.C.*
Jackson Walker L.L.P.*
Jenner & Block LLP*
Jones Walker LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP*
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP
Keller and Heckman LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP*
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
King & Spalding*
Kirkland & Ellis LLP*
Knobbe Martens
Kobre & Kim LLP
Kopka Pinkus Dolin
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP*
Kutak Rock LLP*
Lane Powell PC*
Latham & Watkins LLP*
Lathrop GPM, LLP
Law Offices of Lloyd B. Sarakin LLC
Lazaro Law Group
Lindow Stephens Treat
Linklaters LLP*
Littler Mendelson P.C.*
Locke Lord LLP*
Loeb & Loeb LLP*
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
LTL Attorneys LLP
Mahamedi IP Law LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP*
Massey & Gail LLP
Mayer Brown LLP*
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
McGlinchey Stafford
McGuireWoods LLP*
Merchant Gould
Meyers Nave
MG+M The Law Firm
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Milbank LLP*
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.*
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Moore & Van Allen PLLC*
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP*
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP*
Morrison Mahoney LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP*
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP*
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nilan Johnson Lewis, P.A.
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP*
Nossaman LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.*
O’Melveny & Myers LLP*
Orgain Bell & Tucker, LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP*
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein L.L.P
Parsons, Lee & Juliano, P.C.*
Paul Hastings LLP*
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP*
Pearne & Gordon LLP
Perkins Coie LLP*
Phillips Spallas & Angstadt LLP*
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP*
Polsinelli PC
Proskauer Rose LLP*
Quarles & Brady LLP*
Reed Smith LLP*
Reilly, McDevitt & Henrich, P.C.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Reminger Co., LPA*
Richards Layton & Finger, PA
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
Robins Kaplan LLP*
Robinson & Cole LLP
Robinson Bradshaw
Roig Tutan Rosenberg Martin Stoller & Bellido, PA
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP*
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP*
Shearman & Sterling LLP*
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP*
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.*
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP*
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP*
Smith, Mills, & Schrock Law
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.
Stinson LLP*
Stoel Rives LLP*
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP*
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Thompson Coburn LLP*
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP*
Thompson Hine LLP*
Vedder Price
Venable LLP*
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP*
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz*
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP*
White & Case LLP*
Wiggin and Dana LLP
Williams & Connolly LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP*
WilmerHale*
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP*
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati*
Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP*
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP*
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
ZwillGen PLLC 

LAW FIRM RANKINGS

We celebrate the top-ranking firms in groups 3, 4 and 5 for 2021. They are listed below in alphabetical order.

Group 5 (more than 501 lawyers)

Akerman LLP
Allen & Overy
Cooley
Covington and Burling LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
WilmerHale
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Group 4 (251 – 500 lawyers)

Buchalter, APC
Carlton Fields
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Fenwick & West LLP
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Fisher Phillips
Foley Hoag LLP
Jackson Walker LLP
Jenner & Block LLP

Group 3 (101 – 250 lawyers)

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Buckley LLP
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Kobre & Kim
Kopka Pinkus Dolin
Lane Powell
Meyers Nave
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

WHO PARTICIPATED

2020 LAW FIRM DIVERSITY SURVEY PARTICIPANTS

Participating MCCA Law Firm Members are highlighted in bold. *Law firms that have participated in the Vault/MCCA Survey every year for the past 10 years.

Adams and Reese LLP*
Akerman LLP*
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP*
Allen & Overy LLP*
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Alston & Bird LLP*
Arent Fox LLP*
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP*
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Baird Holm LLP*
Baker Botts LLP*
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC*
BakerHostetler*
Baker McKenzie*
Ballard Spahr LLP
Banner Witcoff Ltd
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Barclay Damon LLP
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Best Best & Krieger LLP
Beveridge & Diamond P.C.
Blank Rome LLP*
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP*
Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC
Bowman and Brooke LLP
Bracewell LLP*
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Bricker & Eckler LLP*
Brown & James, P.C.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP*
Buchalter, A Professional Corporation
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC*
Buckley LLP
Burr & Forman LLP
Butler Snow LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP*
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP*
Carlton Fields, P.A.*
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP*
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP*
Clifford Chance US LLP*
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Cooley LLP*
Covington & Burling LLP*
Cozen O’Connor
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP*
Crowell & Moring LLP*
Davis & Harman LLP*
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP*
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP*
Day Pitney LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP*
Dechert LLP*
Dentons*
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP*
DLA Piper LLP (US)*
Dorsey & Whitney LLP*
Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP*
Duane Morris LLP
Dykema Gossett PLLC*
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.*
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP*
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP*
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP*
Farella Braun + Martel LLP*
Fenwick & West LLP*
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP*
Fish & Richardson P.C.*
Fisher Phillips
Fletcher Yoder, P.C.
Foley & Lardner LLP*
Foley Hoag LLP*
Fox Rothschild LLP*
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP*
Frost Brown Todd LLC
GableGotwals
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC
Gentry Locke Attorneys *
Gibbons P.C.*
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP*
Goldberg Segalla
Goodwin Procter LLP*
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP*
Goulston & Storrs PC
Greenberg Traurig, LLP*
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Groom Law Group, Chartered
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Harrity & Harrity, LLP
Haynes and Boone LLP*
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP*
Hogan Lovells US LLP*
Holland & Hart LLP*
Holland & Knight LLP*
Honigman LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP*
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP*
Husch Blackwell LLP*
Ice Miller LLP*
Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.
Jackson Lewis P.C.*
Jackson Walker L.L.P.*
Jenner & Block LLP*
Jones Day*
Jones Walker LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP*
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP*
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
King & Spalding*
Kirkland & Ellis LLP*
Knobbe Martens
Kobre & Kim LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP*
Kutak Rock LLP*
Lane Powell PC*
Latham & Watkins LLP*
Lathrop Gage LLP
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP*
Linklaters LLP*
Littler Mendelson P.C.*
Locke Lord LLP*
Loeb & Loeb LLP*
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP*
Mayer Brown LLP*
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
McCarter & English LLP*
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
McGlinchey Stafford
McGuireWoods LLP*
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Milbank LLP*
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.*
Moore & Van Allen PLLC*
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP*
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP*
Morrison Mahoney LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP*
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP*
Nelson Hardiman, LLP
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nilan Johnson Lewis, P.A.
Nixon Peabody LLP*
Norman, Wood, Kendrick & Turner
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP*
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.*
O’Melveny & Myers LLP*
Orgain Bell & Tucker, LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP*
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein L.L.P
Parsons, Lee & Juliano, P.C.*
Paul Hastings LLP*
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP*
Pearne & Gordon LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP*
Perkins Coie LLP*
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC
Phillips Spallas & Angstadt LLP*
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP*
Pirkey Barber PLLC
Polsinelli PC
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP*
Proskauer Rose LLP*
Quarles & Brady LLP*
Reed Smith LLP*
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Reminger Co., LPA*
Richards Layton & Finger, PA
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
Robins Kaplan LLP*
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
Robinson & Cole LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell
Russell Oliver & Stephens, PLC*
Saiber LLC
Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Gomez & Machado, LLP
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP*
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP*
Seyfarth Shaw LLP*
Shearman & Sterling LLP*
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP*
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.*
Sidley Austin LLP*
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP*
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP*
Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP*
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.
Stinson LLP*
Stoel Rives LLP*
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP*
Sulloway & Hollis
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP
The Cavanagh Law Firm
Thompson & Knight LLP*
Thompson Coburn LLP*
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP*
Thompson Hine LLP*
Troutman Sanders LLP*
Vedder Price
Venable LLP*
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP*
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz*
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP*
White & Case LLP*
Wiggin and Dana LLP
Wiley Rein LLP*
Williams & Connolly LLP
Williams Mullen*
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP*
WilmerHale*
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP*
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati*
Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP*
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP* 

2021 LAW FIRM DIVERSITY SURVEY PARTICIPANTS

Participating MCCA Law Firm Members are highlighted in bold. *Law firms that have participated in the Vault/MCCA Survey every year for the past 10 years.

Adams and Reese LLP*
Akerman LLP*
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP*
Allen & Overy LLP*
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Alston & Bird LLP*
Arent Fox LLP*
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP*
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Baird Holm LLP*
Baker Botts LLP*
Baker McKenzie*
Ballard Spahr LLP
Banner Witcoff Ltd
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Barclay Damon LLP
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Barry McTiernan & Moore LLC
Barta, Jones & Foley, P.C.
Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC
Beveridge & Diamond P.C.
Blank Rome LLP*
Bodman PLC
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP*
Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (BoMc)
Bowman and Brooke LLP
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Brown & James, P.C.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP*
Buchalter, A Professional Corporation
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC*
Buckley LLP
Burns White LLC
Burr & Forman LLP
Butler Snow LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP*
Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
Carlton Fields, P.A.*
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP*
Clifford Chance US LLP*
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Cooley LLP*
Covington & Burling LLP*
Cozen O’Connor
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP*
Crowell & Moring LLP*
Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud LLP
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP*
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP*
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP*
Dechert LLP*
Dentons*
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP*
DLA Piper LLP (US)*
Dority & Manning, P.A.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP*
Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP*
Duane Morris LLP
Dykema Gossett PLLC*
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.*
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP*
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP* (As of Feb. 1, 2020 Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath)
Fenwick & West LLP*
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP*
Fish & Richardson P.C.*
Fisher Phillips
Fletcher Yoder, P.C.
Foley & Lardner LLP*
Foley Hoag LLP*
Fox Rothschild LLP*
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP*
Frost Brown Todd LLC
GableGotwals
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC
Gentry Locke Attorneys *
Gibbons P.C.*
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP*
Goldberg Segalla
Goodwin Procter LLP* (“Goodwin”)
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP*
Goulston & Storrs PC
Greenberg Traurig, LLP*
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Groom Law Group, Chartered
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Harrity & Harrity, LLP
Haynes and Boone LLP*
Higgs Fletcher & Mack
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP*
Hogan Lovells US LLP*
Holland & Hart LLP*
Holland & Knight LLP*
Honigman LLP
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP*
Husch Blackwell LLP*
Ice Miller LLP*
InfoLawGroup LLP
Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.
Jackson Lewis P.C.*
Jackson Walker L.L.P.*
Jenner & Block LLP*
Jones Walker LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP*
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP
Keller and Heckman LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP*
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
King & Spalding*
Kirkland & Ellis LLP*
Knobbe Martens
Kobre & Kim LLP
Kopka Pinkus Dolin
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP*
Kutak Rock LLP*
Lane Powell PC*
Latham & Watkins LLP*
Lathrop GPM, LLP
Law Offices of Lloyd B. Sarakin LLC
Lazaro Law Group
Lindow Stephens Treat
Linklaters LLP*
Littler Mendelson P.C.*
Locke Lord LLP*
Loeb & Loeb LLP*
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
LTL Attorneys LLP
Mahamedi IP Law LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP*
Massey & Gail LLP
Mayer Brown LLP*
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
McGlinchey Stafford
McGuireWoods LLP*
Merchant Gould
Meyers Nave
MG+M The Law Firm
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Milbank LLP*
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.*
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Moore & Van Allen PLLC*
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP*
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP*
Morrison Mahoney LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP*
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP*
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nilan Johnson Lewis, P.A.
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP*
Nossaman LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.*
O’Melveny & Myers LLP*
Orgain Bell & Tucker, LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP*
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein L.L.P
Parsons, Lee & Juliano, P.C.*
Paul Hastings LLP*
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP*
Pearne & Gordon LLP
Perkins Coie LLP*
Phillips Spallas & Angstadt LLP*
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP*
Polsinelli PC
Proskauer Rose LLP*
Quarles & Brady LLP*
Reed Smith LLP*
Reilly, McDevitt & Henrich, P.C.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Reminger Co., LPA*
Richards Layton & Finger, PA
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
Robins Kaplan LLP*
Robinson & Cole LLP
Robinson Bradshaw
Roig Tutan Rosenberg Martin Stoller & Bellido, PA
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP*
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP*
Shearman & Sterling LLP*
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP*
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.*
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP*
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP*
Smith, Mills, & Schrock Law
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.
Stinson LLP*
Stoel Rives LLP*
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP*
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Thompson Coburn LLP*
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP*
Thompson Hine LLP*
Vedder Price
Venable LLP*
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP*
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz*
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP*
White & Case LLP*
Wiggin and Dana LLP
Williams & Connolly LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP*
WilmerHale*
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP*
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati*
Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP*
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP*
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
ZwillGen PLLC 

LAW FIRM RANKINGS

We celebrate the top-ranking firms in groups 3, 4 and 5 for 2021. They are listed below in alphabetical order.

Group 5 (more than 501 lawyers)

Akerman LLP
Allen & Overy
Cooley
Covington and Burling LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
WilmerHale
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Group 4 (251 – 500 lawyers)

Buchalter, APC
Carlton Fields
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Fenwick & West LLP
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Fisher Phillips
Foley Hoag LLP
Jackson Walker LLP
Jenner & Block LLP

Group 3 (101 – 250 lawyers)

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Buckley LLP
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Kobre & Kim
Kopka Pinkus Dolin
Lane Powell
Meyers Nave
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

RESOURCES & FAQS

MCCA RESOURCES

MCCA has compiled a list of resources to complement the Diversity Scorecard metrics. These areas present the most opportunity to improve DEI performance and outcomes in the areas of recruitment, retention, and performance. MCCA members can access the enhanced Bias Interrupters Tools and the Strategy, Best Practices and Data Assessment Tools via the MCCA Member Portal.

Bias Interrupters Tools:

  • Interrupting Bias in Assignments
  • Interrupting Bias in Compensation
  • Interrupting Bias in Hiring & Recruiting
  • Interrupting Bias in Performance Evaluations
  • Interrupting Bias in Sponsorship & Promotion
  • Interrupting Bias in Mentorship

Strategy, Best Practices and Data Assessment Tools and Research:

  • Developing an Effective and Sustainable DEI Strategic Plan
  • Legal Department Template for DEI Strategy
  • Outside Counsel Diversity Guidelines and RFP Questionnaire Best Practices
  • Metrics for Success: Measurement in Diversity Initiatives

Leadership Development Experiences:

DIVERSITY SCORECARD FAQS

ABOUT THE SCORECARD (GENERAL OVERVIEW)
What is the MCCA Diversity Scorecard?

MCCA’s Diversity Scorecard is an objective data-driven scoring and ranking system that empowers law firms with data insights to help identify gaps and opportunities for strengthening DEI efforts, build competitive advantage, and develop policies that create impact and results.

Why did MCCA create the Diversity Scorecard?

This scorecard is in response to general counsel requests for the development of a transparent industry benchmark to better evaluate outside counsel Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) metrics and performance. It is a tool to advance DEI in recruitment, retention, and promotion of females and diverse people, particularly underrepresented racial & ethnic groups.

What are the main objectives of the scorecard?

Provide comparative information on law firms’ DEI Disclosure, Commitment, and Performance using an objective methodology.

Leverage longitudinal data to identify any trends in the representation of females and diverse people, particularly underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Offer leaders benchmarks and comparison tools/metrics to help them compare the current state of their firm to their peers and assist them with the decision of implementing more effective DEI strategies.

What data was used for the scorecard?

The scorecards were generated using data collected from the MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey (the “Survey”).

Methodology

MCCA’s scorecard methodology assesses participating law firms against MCCA’s own law firm diversity database, aggregated from its annual Law Firm Diversity Survey (Survey). Subject to the accuracy and completeness of the data self-submitted by the law firm in response to the Survey, a rigorous methodology was applied. Components that were not considered applicable to a law firm or for which no data was obtained through the response of the law firm to the Survey were not included in a law firm’s overall score. This was done to ensure that the methodology reflects the realities of all law firms’ demographics, recruitment, retention, and promotion and is not a one size fits all approach.

Data Organization: The scorecard is organized into Categories, Elements, and Key Components:

  • i. Categories: There are four categories (1) Demographics, (2) Recruitment, (3) Attrition, and (4) Promotion relevant to the law firm’s DEI practices.
  • ii. Elements: Each category has three elements (1) Profile, (2) Trends, and (3) Key Components.

Key Components: Key Components differ per category and represent a law firm’s percentile ranking of the representation of underrepresented racial & ethnic groups, gender and LBGTQ+ per level, and the overall disclosure of DEI data versus firms of a similar size. There are twenty-six components in total. These components are scored individually before they are combined into their respective categorical score and percentile.

The Key Components were assessed for each of the five levels:

  • Summer Associates
  • Associate
  • Of Counsel
  • Non-Equity Partners (if applicable)
  •  Equity Partners

Firms are compared to other firms of similar size and to the industry as a whole.

The lawyers were categorized according to:

  • Gender
  • Race/ethnicity (African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, Multiracial, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and White/Caucasian).
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disabilities as recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Firms were divided into five groups based on the size of the firm:

  • Up to 50 lawyers
  • 51-100 lawyers
  • 101-250 lawyers
  • 251-500 lawyers
  • More than 501 lawyers

Executive Summary vs. Scorecard Report
Will all participating firms receive the Executive Summary(ies) gratis as part of their survey participation?

Yes, any law firm that participated in the 2020 and/or 2021 MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey will receive an executive summary report for 2020 and/or 2021 respectively. Click here for a list of the 2020 Law Firm Diversity Survey participants and here for a list of the 2021 Law Firm Diversity Survey participants.

SCORECARD – LAW FIRM FAQS
Do I have to be a member to receive the full scorecard report(s)? How does our firm request our executive summary(ies) and/or scorecard report(s)?

Law firm members, Levels I – V, will receive the 2020 scorecard and/or 2021scorecard(s) as part of their MCCA membership benefits as well as a 30-minute consultation with the MCCA leadership team. To request executive summary(ies) and scorecard(s), email membership@mcca.com.

Law firm members, Level VI-VII, will pay a discounted membership rate for their scorecard(s). To confirm membership level and request executive summary(ies) and scorecard(s), email membership@mcca.com.

Is my firm an MCCA member?

i. Please click here to verify if your firm is an MCCA member.

How to become an MCCA member.

i. To learn more about MCCA membership, please click here.

How can we request our firm’s scorecard?

Non-members may purchase their scorecard(s) (2020 and 2021). Please contact MAP@mcca.com to learn more and request your executive summary(ies) and full scorecard report(s).

Who will have access to our firm’s executive summary(ies) and scorecard(s)?

Only your firm will have access to your firm’s executive summary(ies) and scorecard(s).

Will our firm be able to correct our data if we believe it is incorrect in the scorecard?

Yes, if you believe the data submitted via the 2020 and/or 2021 Law Firm Diversity Survey was incorrect please email education@mcca.com.

How do we improve our firm scores?

All Firms regardless of MCCA membership can improve their scores by beginning to examine their business systems and mitigate the negative impact of systemic bias by utilizing the Bias Interrupters toolkits developed via our study, You Can’t Change What You Can’t See. To access the Executive Summary and the published toolkits click here.

MCCA law firm members have access to more robust Bias Interrupters toolkits and Roadmaps to Success via the MCCA Member Portal.  To request your firm’s MCCA Member Portal log-in please contact membership@mcca.com.

More information regarding the scorecard will be provided at our special Town Hall on October 7, 2021, where we will present the scorecard, the methodology, main objectives, and answer questions.

SCORECARD – LEGAL DEPARTMENT QUESTIONS
How do we support the scorecard and become “signatory”?

You can become a signatory by contacting MCCA at MAP@mcca.com to express your support and also agree to ask your firms to provide their MCCA scorecard and use their data in the scorecard as a metric in your evaluation of how firms are progressing in their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts; and use it as an industry standard to evaluate law firms’ DEI.

How do we request our outside counsels’ scorecards?

Contact your outside counsel and request their MCCA Diversity Scorecard. Any firm that completed the 2020 or 2021 MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey will have a scorecard.  A list of 2020 firm survey participants can be found here and a list of 2021 firm survey participants can be found here.

Do we need to be an MCCA member to request our outside counsels’ scorecards?

No

How do we ask our outside counsel to take the MCCA survey so they can have a scorecard next year?

Please contact MCCA at MAP@mcca.com and we will provide you an email template and outreach plan.

MCCA LAW FIRM DIVERSITY DATABASE
About the Database

The MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database (“Database”), created by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), provides statistics and other crucial information on diversity at more than 400 law firms nationwide.

Compiled from responses to the annual Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey, now known as the MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey, the database contains valuable benchmarking information about diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) at participating firms. Entries include quantitative data on the numbers of attorneys who are underrepresented in racial and ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ+, or attorneys with disabilities, as well as qualitative information regarding firms’ DEI strategies and programs. Through this online tool, users can make side-by-side comparisons of diversity metrics, gauge firms’ progress over the years, and measure their performance against industry-wide benchmarks. The database also includes access to firms’ complete, self-reported survey responses, to present a comprehensive picture of the diversity commitment and programs at each participating law firm. This edition of this database includes complete survey data for the years 2007 through 2020.

When will the new MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database (“Database”) be available?

The new MCCA Database will launch in October 2021.

What is different about the new Database?

The new Database will allow the user to review aggregate data, export via Excel, view graphical representations of the data, and track multiple law firm data simultaneously.

What happened to the current Vault/MCCA database?

The previous version of the MCCA/Vault law firm database was decommissioned in August 2021 and is no longer available.

Who will have access to data via the new Database?

The general public will have the ability to register and have access to aggregated industry data. This includes law students who are preparing for OCI.

Non-member firms that participated in the 2020 and/or 2021 Survey will have access to aggregated industry data and their firm’s specific data.

MCCA members (law firms and corporate legal departments) will have access to aggregated industry data and law firm-specific data for any firm that has participated in the Survey from 2007- 2020.

Will law firm survey participants be acknowledged on the MCCA website or new Database?

Yes, and law firms that have participated in the MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey for more than 10 years will receive special recognition. MCCA member firms will also be identified with a special MCCA logo on their Database profile page.

Will law firm scorecards be available in the Database?

No, executive summaries and scorecards will not be available in the Database.

LEARN MORE & JOIN THE MCCA COMMUNITY

MCCA RESOURCES

MCCA has compiled a list of resources to complement the Diversity Scorecard metrics. These areas present the most opportunity to improve DEI performance and outcomes in the areas of recruitment, retention, and performance. MCCA members can access the enhanced Bias Interrupters Tools and the Strategy, Best Practices and Data Assessment Tools via the MCCA Member Portal.

Bias Interrupters Tools:

Interrupting Bias in Assignments

Interrupting Bias in Compensation

Interrupting Bias in Hiring & Recruiting

Interrupting Bias in Performance Evaluations

Interrupting Bias in Sponsorship & Promotion

Interrupting Bias in Mentorship

Strategy, Best Practices and Data Assessment Tools and Research:

Developing an Effective and Sustainable DEI Strategic Plan

Legal Department Template for DEI Strategy

Outside Counsel Diversity Guidelines and RFP Questionnaire Best Practices

Metrics for Success: Measurement in Diversity Initiatives

Leadership Development Experiences:

Hiring with Intention: Interrupting Bias in Hiring & Recruiting (2-hour virtual workshop; launching at 2021 Creating Pathways to Diversity)

Equity Track Program

C-Suite Leadership Institute

Sources of Success Program

DIVERSITY SCORECARD FAQS

ABOUT THE SCORECARD (GENERAL OVERVIEW)
What is the MCCA Diversity Scorecard?

MCCA’s Diversity Scorecard is an objective data-driven scoring and ranking system that empowers law firms with data insights to help identify gaps and opportunities for strengthening DEI efforts, build competitive advantage, and develop policies that create impact and results.

Why did MCCA create the Diversity Scorecard?

This scorecard is in response to general counsel requests for the development of a transparent industry benchmark to better evaluate outside counsel Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) metrics and performance. It is a tool to advance DEI in recruitment, retention, and promotion of females and diverse people, particularly underrepresented racial & ethnic groups.

What are the main objectives of the scorecard?

Provide comparative information on law firms’ DEI Disclosure, Commitment, and Performance using an objective methodology.

Leverage longitudinal data to identify any trends in the representation of females and diverse people, particularly underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Offer leaders benchmarks and comparison tools/metrics to help them compare the current state of their firm to their peers and assist them with the decision of implementing more effective DEI strategies.

What data was used for the scorecard?

The scorecards were generated using data collected from the MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey (the “Survey”).

Methodology

MCCA’s scorecard methodology assesses participating law firms against MCCA’s own law firm diversity database, aggregated from its annual Law Firm Diversity Survey (Survey). Subject to the accuracy and completeness of the data self-submitted by the law firm in response to the Survey, a rigorous methodology was applied. Components that were not considered applicable to a law firm or for which no data was obtained through the response of the law firm to the Survey were not included in a law firm’s overall score. This was done to ensure that the methodology reflects the realities of all law firms’ demographics, recruitment, retention and promotion and is not a one size fits all approach.

Data Organization: The scorecard is organized into Categories, Elements, and Key Components:

  • i. Categories: There are four categories (1) Demographics, (2) Recruitment, (3) Attrition, and (4) Promotion relevant to the law firm’s DEI practices.
  • ii. Elements: Each category has three elements (1) Profile, (2) Trends and (3) Key Components.

Key Components: Key Components differ per category and represent a law firm’s percentile ranking of the representation of underrepresented racial & ethnic groups, gender and LBGTQ+ per level and the overall disclosure of DEI data versus firms of a similar size. There are twenty-six components in total. These components are scored individually before they are combined into their respective categorical score and percentile.

The Key Components were assessed for each of the five levels:

  • Summer Associates
  • Associate
  • Of Counsel
  • Non-Equity Partners (if applicable)
  • Equity Partners

Firms are compared to other firms of similar size and to the industry as a whole.

The lawyers were categorized according to:

  • Gender
  • Race/ethnicity (African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, Multiracial, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and White/Caucasian).
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disabilities as recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Firms were divided into five groups based on the size of the firm:

 

  • Up to 50 lawyers
  • 51-100 lawyers
  • 101-250 lawyers
  • 251-500 lawyers
  • More than 501 lawyers
Executive Summary vs. Scorecard Report
Will all participating firms receive the Executive Summary(ies) gratis as part of their survey participation?

Yes, any law firm that participated in the 2020 and/or 2021 MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey will receive an executive summary report for 2020 and/or 2021 respectively. Click here for a list of the 2020 Law Firm Diversity Survey participants and here for a list of the 2021 Law Firm Diversity Survey participants.

SCORECARD – LAW FIRM FAQS
Do I have to be a member to receive the full scorecard report(s)? How does our firm request our executive summary(ies) and/or scorecard report(s)?

Law firm members, Levels I – V, will receive the 2020 scorecard and/or 2021scorecard(s) as part of their MCCA membership benefits as well as a 30-minute consultation with the MCCA leadership team. To request executive summary(ies) and scorecard(s), email membership@mcca.com.

Law firm members, Level VI-VII, will pay a discounted membership rate for their scorecard(s). To confirm membership level and request executive summary(ies) and scorecard(s), email membership@mcca.com.

Is my firm an MCCA member?

i. Please click here to verify if your firm is an MCCA member.

How to become an MCCA member.

i. To learn more about MCCA membership, please click here.

How can we request our firm’s scorecard?

Non-members may purchase their scorecard(s) (2020 and 2021). Please contact MAP@mcca.com to learn more and request your executive summary(ies) and full scorecard report(s).

Who will have access to our firm’s executive summary(ies) and scorecard(s)?

Only your firm will have access to your firm’s executive summary(ies) and scorecard(s).

Will our firm be able to correct our data if we believe it is incorrect in the scorecard?

Yes, if you believe the data submitted via the 2020 and/or 2021 Law Firm Diversity Survey was incorrect please email education@mcca.com.

How do we improve our firm scores?

All Firms regardless of MCCA membership can improve their scores by beginning to examine their business systems and mitigate the negative impact of systemic bias by utilizing the Bias Interrupters toolkits developed via our study, You Can’t Change What You Can’t See. To access the Executive Summary and the published toolkits click here.

MCCA law firm members have access to more robust Bias Interrupters toolkits and Roadmaps to Success via the MCCA Member Portal.  To request your firm’s MCCA Member Portal log-in please contact membership@mcca.com.

More information regarding the scorecard will be provided at our special Town Hall on October 7, 2021, where we will present the scorecard, the methodology, main objectives, and answer questions.

SCORECARD – LEGAL DEPARTMENT QUESTIONS
How do we support the scorecard and become “signatory”?

You can become a signatory by contacting MCCA at MAP@mcca.com to express your support and also agree to ask your firms to provide their MCCA scorecard and use their data in the scorecard as a metric in your evaluation of how firms are progressing in their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts; and use it as an industry standard to evaluate law firms’ DEI.

How do we request our outside counsels’ scorecards?

Contact your outside counsel and request their MCCA Diversity Scorecard. Any firm that completed the 2020 or 2021 MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey will have a scorecard.  A list of 2020 firm survey participants can be found here and a list of 2021 firm survey participants can be found here.

Do we need to be an MCCA member to request our outside counsels’ scorecards?

No

How do we ask our outside counsel to take the MCCA survey so they can have a scorecard next year?

Please contact MCCA at MAP@mcca.com and we will provide you an email template and outreach plan.

MCCA LAW FIRM DIVERSITY DATABASE
About the Database

The MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database (“Database”), created by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), provides statistics and other crucial information on diversity at more than 400 law firms nationwide.

Compiled from responses to the annual Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey, now known as the MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey, the database contains valuable benchmarking information about diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) at participating firms. Entries include quantitative data on the numbers of attorneys who are underrepresented in racial and ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ+, or attorneys with disabilities, as well as qualitative information regarding firms’ DEI strategies and programs. Through this online tool, users can make side-by-side comparisons of diversity metrics, gauge firms’ progress over the years, and measure their performance against industry-wide benchmarks. The database also includes access to firms’ complete, self-reported survey responses, to present a comprehensive picture of the diversity commitment and programs at each participating law firm. This edition of this database includes complete survey data for the years 2007 through 2020.

When will the new MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database (“Database”) be available?

The new MCCA Database will launch in October 2021.

What is different about the new Database?

The new Database will allow the user to review aggregate data, export via Excel, view graphical representations of the data, and track multiple law firm data simultaneously.

What happened to the current Vault/MCCA database?

The previous version of the MCCA/Vault law firm database was decommissioned in August 2021 and is no longer available.

Who will have access to data via the new Database?

The general public will have the ability to register and have access to aggregated industry data. This includes law students who are preparing for OCI.

Non-member firms that participated in the 2020 and/or 2021 Survey will have access to aggregated industry data and their firm’s specific data.

MCCA members (law firms and corporate legal departments) will have access to aggregated industry data and law firm-specific data for any firm that has participated in the Survey from 2007- 2020.

Will law firm survey participants be acknowledged on the MCCA website or new Database?

Yes, and law firms that have participated in the MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey for more than 10 years will receive special recognition. MCCA member firms will also be identified with a special MCCA logo on their Database profile page.

Will law firm scorecards be available in the Database?

No, executive summaries and scorecards will not be available in the Database.

LEARN MORE & JOIN THE MCCA COMMUNITY

MCCA RESOURCES

MCCA has compiled a list of resources to complement the Diversity Scorecard metrics. These areas present the most opportunity to improve DEI performance and outcomes in the areas of recruitment, retention, and performance. MCCA members can access the enhanced Bias Interrupters Tools and the Strategy, Best Practices and Data Assessment Tools via the MCCA Member Portal.

Bias Interrupters Tools:

Interrupting Bias in Assignments

Interrupting Bias in Compensation

Interrupting Bias in Hiring & Recruiting

Interrupting Bias in Performance Evaluations

Interrupting Bias in Sponsorship & Promotion

Interrupting Bias in Mentorship

Strategy, Best Practices and Data Assessment Tools and Research:

Developing an Effective and Sustainable DEI Strategic Plan

Legal Department Template for DEI Strategy

Outside Counsel Diversity Guidelines and RFP Questionnaire Best Practices

Metrics for Success: Measurement in Diversity Initiatives

Leadership Development Experiences:

Hiring with Intention: Interrupting Bias in Hiring & Recruiting (2-hour virtual workshop; launching at 2021 Creating Pathways to Diversity)

Equity Track Program

C-Suite Leadership Institute

Sources of Success Program

DIVERSITY SCORECARD FAQS

ABOUT THE SCORECARD (GENERAL OVERVIEW)

What is the MCCA Diversity Scorecard?

MCCA’s Diversity Scorecard is an objective data-driven scoring and ranking system that empowers law firms with data insights to help identify gaps and opportunities for strengthening DEI efforts, build competitive advantage, and develop policies that create impact and results.

Why did MCCA create the Diversity Scorecard?

This scorecard is in response to general counsel requests for the development of a transparent industry benchmark to better evaluate outside counsel Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) metrics and performance. It is a tool to advance DEI in recruitment, retention, and promotion of females and diverse people, particularly underrepresented racial & ethnic groups.

What are the main objectives of the scorecard?

Provide comparative information on law firms’ DEI Disclosure, Commitment, and Performance using an objective methodology.

Leverage longitudinal data to identify any trends in the representation of females and diverse people, particularly underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Offer leaders benchmarks and comparison tools/metrics to help them compare the current state of their firm to their peers and assist them with the decision of implementing more effective DEI strategies.

What data was used for the scorecard?

The scorecards were generated using data collected from the MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey (the “Survey”).

Methodology

MCCA’s scorecard methodology assesses participating law firms against MCCA’s own law firm diversity database, aggregated from its annual Law Firm Diversity Survey (Survey). Subject to the accuracy and completeness of the data self-submitted by the law firm in response to the Survey, a rigorous methodology was applied. Components that were not considered applicable to a law firm or for which no data was obtained through the response of the law firm to the Survey were not included in a law firm’s overall score. This was done to ensure that the methodology reflects the realities of all law firms’ demographics, recruitment, retention, and promotion and is not a one size fits all approach.

 

Data Organization: The scorecard is organized into Categories, Elements, and Key Components:

  • i. Categories: There are four categories (1) Demographics, (2) Recruitment, (3) Attrition, and (4) Promotion relevant to the law firm’s DEI practices.
  • ii. Elements: Each category has three elements (1) Profile, (2) Trends, and (3) Key Components.

Key Components: Key Components differ per category and represent a law firm’s percentile ranking of the representation of underrepresented racial & ethnic groups, gender and LBGTQ+ per level, and the overall disclosure of DEI data versus firms of a similar size. There are twenty-six components in total. These components are scored individually before they are combined into their respective categorical score and percentile.

The Key Components were assessed for each of the five levels:

  • Summer Associates
  • Associate
  • Of Counsel
  • Non-Equity Partners (if applicable)
  •  Equity Partners

Firms are compared to other firms of similar size and to the industry as a whole.

The lawyers were categorized according to:

  • Gender
  • Race/ethnicity (African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, Multiracial, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and White/Caucasian).
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disabilities as recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Firms were divided into five groups based on the size of the firm:

  • Up to 50 lawyers
  • 51-100 lawyers
  • 101-250 lawyers
  • 251-500 lawyers
  • More than 501 lawyers

Executive Summary vs. Scorecard Report

Will all participating firms receive the Executive Summary(ies) gratis as part of their survey participation?

Yes, any law firm that participated in the 2020 and/or 2021 MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey will receive an executive summary report for 2020 and/or 2021 respectively. Click here for a list of the 2020 Law Firm Diversity Survey participants and here for a list of the 2021 Law Firm Diversity Survey participants.

SCORECARD – LAW FIRM FAQS

Do I have to be a member to receive the full scorecard report(s)? How does our firm request our executive summary(ies) and/or scorecard report(s)?

Law firm members, Levels I – V, will receive the 2020 scorecard and/or 2021scorecard(s) as part of their MCCA membership benefits as well as a 30-minute consultation with the MCCA leadership team. To request executive summary(ies) and scorecard(s), email membership@mcca.com.

Law firm members, Level VI-VII, will pay a discounted membership rate for their scorecard(s). To confirm membership level and request executive summary(ies) and scorecard(s), email membership@mcca.com.

Is my firm an MCCA member?

i. Please click here to verify if your firm is an MCCA member.

How to become an MCCA member.

i. To learn more about MCCA membership, please click here.

How can we request our firm’s scorecard?

Non-members may purchase their scorecard(s) (2020 and 2021). Please contact MAP@mcca.com to learn more and request your executive summary(ies) and full scorecard report(s).

Who will have access to our firm’s executive summary(ies) and scorecard(s)?

Only your firm will have access to your firm’s executive summary(ies) and scorecard(s).

Will our firm be able to correct our data if we believe it is incorrect in the scorecard?

Yes, if you believe the data submitted via the 2020 and/or 2021 Law Firm Diversity Survey was incorrect please email education@mcca.com.

How do we improve our firm scores?

All Firms regardless of MCCA membership can improve their scores by beginning to examine their business systems and mitigate the negative impact of systemic bias by utilizing the Bias Interrupters toolkits developed via our study, You Can’t Change What You Can’t See. To access the Executive Summary and the published toolkits click here.

MCCA law firm members have access to more robust Bias Interrupters toolkits and Roadmaps to Success via the MCCA Member Portal.  To request your firm’s MCCA Member Portal log-in please contact membership@mcca.com.

More information regarding the scorecard will be provided at our special Town Hall on October 7, 2021, where we will present the scorecard, the methodology, main objectives, and answer questions.

SCORECARD – LEGAL DEPARTMENT QUESTIONS
How do we support the scorecard and become “signatory”?

You can become a signatory by contacting MCCA at MAP@mcca.com to express your support and also agree to ask your firms to provide their MCCA scorecard and use their data in the scorecard as a metric in your evaluation of how firms are progressing in their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts; and use it as an industry standard to evaluate law firms’ DEI.

How do we request our outside counsels’ scorecards?

Contact your outside counsel and request their MCCA Diversity Scorecard. Any firm that completed the 2020 or 2021 MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey will have a scorecard.  A list of 2020 firm survey participants can be found here and a list of 2021 firm survey participants can be found here.

Do we need to be an MCCA member to request our outside counsels’ scorecards?

No

How do we ask our outside counsel to take the MCCA survey so they can have a scorecard next year?

Please contact MCCA at MAP@mcca.com and we will provide you an email template and outreach plan.

MCCA LAW FIRM DIVERSITY DATABASE

About the Database

The MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database (“Database”), created by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), provides statistics and other crucial information on diversity at more than 400 law firms nationwide.

Compiled from responses to the annual Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey, now known as the MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey, the database contains valuable benchmarking information about diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”) at participating firms. Entries include quantitative data on the numbers of attorneys who are underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ+, or attorneys with disabilities, as well as qualitative information regarding firms’ DEI strategies and programs. Through this online tool, users can make side-by-side comparisons of diversity metrics, gauge firms’ progress over the years and measure their performance against industry-wide benchmarks. The database also includes access to firms’ complete, self-reported survey responses, to present a comprehensive picture of the diversity commitment and programs at each participating law firm. This edition of this database includes complete survey data for the years 2007 through 2020.

When will the new MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database (“Database”) be available?

The new MCCA Database will launch October 2021.

What is different about the new Database?

The new Database will allow the user to review aggregate data, export via Excel, view graphical representations of the data and track multiple law firm data simultaneously.

What happened to the current Vault/MCCA database?
The previous version of the MCCA/Vault law firm database was decommissioned August 2021 and is no longer available.
Who will have access to data via the new Database?

The general public will have the ability to register and have access to aggregated industry data. This includes law students who are preparing for OCI.

Non-member firms that participated in the 2020 and/or 2021 Survey will have access to aggregated industry data and their firm’s specific data.

MCCA members (law firms and corporate legal departments) will have access to aggregated industry data and law firm-specific data for any firm that has participated in the Survey from 2007- 2020.

Will law firm survey participants be acknowledged on the MCCA website or new Database?

Yes, and law firms that have participated in the MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey for more than 10 years will receive special recognition. MCCA member firms will also be identified with a special MCCA logo on their Database profile page.

Will law firm scorecards be available in the Database?

No, executive summaries and scorecards will not be available in the Database.

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