Law360 released its "Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys" list, ranking Gardere No. 24 in the U.S. and the only Texas-based law firm named to the top 25. The rankings were based on firms' minority representation at the partner and non-partner levels, and their total number of minority attorneys. Almost every firm in the Top 100 exceeded the overall average among U.S. law firms of 14 percent minority attorneys and 8 percent minority partners.
To compile the list, Law360 surveyed 289 U.S. firms, or vereins with a U.S. component, about their overall and minority head count numbers as of Dec. 31, 2014. Firms are ranked based on three factors: 1) the percentage of partners, both equity and non-equity, who are minorities; 2) the percentage of non-partners who are minorities; and 3) the number of minority attorneys at the firm.
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