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Hanson Bridgett Ranks #15 in Top 50 Best Firms for Minority Partners

May 20, 2015 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — Hanson Bridgett is honored to be recognized by Law360 as one of The 50 Best Firms for Minority Partners, coming in at #15 on their list. At each of the 50 firms, more than 10 percent of U.S.-based equity partners are minorities. By comparison, 46 firms have fewer than 2 percent minority equity partnerships, and 70 firms have either one or no minority equity partners.

We are also ranked #59 among The 100 Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys by Law360. These rankings were based on the firms' minority representation at the partner and nonpartner levels and their total number of minority attorneys.

"Less than half of the firms on the Top 100 list were also represented on the Top 50 Best Firm for Minority Partners list. We are proud of our ability to recruit, retain and elevate minority lawyers to the partnership level," said Andrew Giacomini, Managing Partner of Hanson Bridgett.

This recent acknowledgement comes on the heels of the firm also having been named as a top law firm for female attorneys by Law360. Hanson Bridgett ranked #4 and was also named as one of 25 “Ceiling Smashers.” This year’s Ceiling Smashers are the 25 U.S.-based law firms out of more than 300 surveyed that have the highest percentage of female partners, including equity and nonequity partners.

Diversity is a core component of the firm. We are dedicated to establishing a workforce that reflects the needs and interests of our clients and a work environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds. Our commitment begins with the law schools where we seek to recruit diverse candidates and support the needs of minority students. Within our industry we play a leading role in organizations committed to increasing diversity in the profession such as the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) and Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) and seek to provide meaningful support to bar and community organizations that assist underrepresented communities. Andrew Giacomini, the firm's Managing Partner, was appointed to the board for LCLD this year.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento, and the East Bay. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals, including a number of public agencies in California. More information on Hanson Bridgett can be found at www.hansonbridgett.com.
Michelle Klopp
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Chief Marketing Officer
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