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Hanson Bridgett Ranks No. 4 on The American Lawyer's National Diversity Scorecard

July 3, 2024 (San Francisco, CA)Hanson Bridgett LLP is excited to announce that the firm has been acknowledged for its proactive approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in The American Lawyer's annual Diversity Scorecard. With the No. 4 ranking in 2024, the firm advanced 3 spots in the national list, breaking into the top 5 for the first time. The scorecard features 208 firms and emphasizes minority representation — including the percentages of minority attorneys overall at the firm, as well as in partner and leadership positions.

“To continue to be recognized for our work — especially during the current legal climate surrounding DEI programs — brings our firm much pride,” said Jennifer Martinez, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. “We aim for our firm to reflect the California communities we're so deeply engaged in, and we'll continue to double down on our efforts.”

Collectively among the firms ranked on the scorecard, minority attorneys comprised 22.4 percent of lawyers and 13.6 percent of partners in 2023. At Hanson Bridgett, 57 percent of associates are women and 61 percent are members of an ethnic minority. 38 percent of partners are women, and 22 percent of partners are members of an ethnic minority.

Hanson Bridgett continues to inspire, advocate for, and advance DEI in the legal profession. View the 2024 Diversity Scorecard here.

DEI at Hanson Bridgett

Hanson Bridgett's real-action approach to DEI and the desire to make the legal profession more representative and equitable as a whole is led by Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Jennifer Martinez. The firm is currently headed by a female Managing Partner and a C-Suite that consists of more than 50 percent women and nearly 30 percent LGBTQ+.

Half of the firm's Section Leaders are women and more than 60 percent of Hanson Bridgett's attorney population are from backgrounds considered underrepresented in the legal profession. As an all-California firm, Hanson Bridgett aims to reflect the great communities in which its attorneys and administrative professionals live and work.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. As the first law firm recognized as a certified B Corp, we are committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

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Patrick L. Clos
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Hanson Bridgett LLP