More Women Partners at Pa. Firms, but Overall Ranks Stagnant

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The country's largest law firms are often more structured when it comes to creating women's initiatives and hiring committees within their firms. The largest firms are well spread out through PaLaw's latest rankings.

When it comes to the Am Law 200 firms with offices in Pennsylvania, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is first on the list with 40 percent, or 10, of its 25 Pennsylvania lawyers who are women.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is the first such firm based in the state to be found on PaLaw's ranking, coming in at 14th place. Of the firm's 275 attorneys in Pennsylvania, about 36.4 percent are women. The firm has 22 female partners in Pennsylvania, 74 female associates and four female of counsel.

Drinker Biddle & Reath ranks 20th with nearly 35.1 percent of its 191 Pennsylvania lawyers who are women. More than 34 percent of Greenberg Traurig's 35 Pennsylvania lawyers are women, earning it the 21st spot on PaLaw's ranking. Dechert ranks 29th with 32.1 percent of its 159 attorneys in the state who are women. Ballard Spahr came in one spot behind with 32 percent of its lawyers who are women. Of Reed Smith's 316 lawyers in the state, 31 percent are women. Just under 30 percent of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's attorneys are women.

Nearly 30 percent of DLA Piper's 41 Pennsylvania attorneys are women. Almost 29 percent of Duane Morris' Pennsylvania attorney population is female. Of Pepper Hamilton's 312 Pennsylvania lawyers, almost 27 percent are women. Cozen O'Connor reports 23.5 percent of its lawyers in the state are women, Stevens & Lee reports 22.1 percent who are women and Fox Rothschild says 22 percent of its attorneys in the state are women.

At Blank Rome, 21.4 percent of its 196 Pennsylvania lawyers are women. Saul Ewing reports nearly 20.4 percent of its attorneys are women while Archer & Greiner said 19.2 percent of its Pennsylvania lawyers are women. At McGuireWoods' Pennsylvania location, 16.7 percent of the 30 lawyers are women.

Gina Passarella can be contacted at 215-557-2494 or at gpassarella@alm.com. Follow her on Twitter @GPassarellaTLI.

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