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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.

Percentage of Attorneys Who Self-Identify as Racially DiversePercentage of Racially Diverse Equity PartnersPercentage of LGBT Attorneys

  • 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.


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