Diversity & Inclusion
Our firm has been committed to inclusion since its founding — a dedication that has shaped the intellectual and cultural character of Paul, Weiss over many decades. Most elite law firms profess a devotion to diversity and inclusion, but none can match Paul, Weiss’s history of putting it into practice.
The American Lawyer ranked Paul, Weiss #16 in its 2018 Diversity Scorecard.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Women in Law Empowerment Forum has awarded Paul, Weiss its Gold Standard Certification for the advancement and promotion of women lawyers.
The American Lawyer has placed Paul, Weiss fifth in its annual “A-List,” which ranks firms based on their revenue per lawyer, pro bono commitment, associate satisfaction, racial and gender diversity, and the percentage of female equity partners.
For the seventh consecutive year, Paul, Weiss received a 100% score on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and was named as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign.
In 1993, as Nelson Mandela barnstormed through the United States to champion South Africa’s first post-apartheid, democratic elections, he turned to Paul, Weiss, and to partner Ted Sorensen, to organize the South Africa Free Election Fund (SAFE). With assistance from firm alumni like Loren Braithwaite Kabosha (PW 1990), Christian Merkling (PW 1990) and future Paul, Weiss partner Marco V. Masotti, this crucial voter education initiative would reach millions of first-time voters in one of the most important elections of the 20th century.
Ted Wells has been honored by Harvard Law School with its highest honor, the Charles Hamilton Houston Medal of Freedom.
Paul, Weiss was honored by the New York City Bar Association as the only partner firm to have participated in its Diversity Fellowship Program every year since the program began in 1991.