Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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By the Numbers
Most elite law firms profess a devotion to diversity. Paul, Weiss has a history of putting it into practice and a commitment to constantly improving.
- 38% of the U.S. partners self-identify as diverse (women, people of color or LGBTQ) and 65% of the U.S. associates self-identify as diverse (women, people of color or LGBTQ)
- Women of color represent 23% of women partners, almost twice the 12% national average, and 34% of women associates
- Racially diverse and/or LGBTQ associates make up 37% of our 2020 first-year class and 55% of our 2020 summer class
*"Big Law" benchmarks are from the NALP 2020 Report on Diversity in U.S. Law Firms, released in February 2021.
**Paul, Weiss has a one-tier partnership: all partners are equity partners.