Hanson Bridgett Ranks in Top 5 on Law360's 2023 Diversity Snapshot
July 31, 2023 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP ranked 5th in Law360's 2023 Diversity Snapshot in the 101 to 250 attorney category, moving up from 9th place in 2022.
"We are thrilled not only to have moved up in the rankings, but to have exceeded the benchmarks set by Law360" said Jennifer Martinez, Hanson Bridgett's Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO). "We know there is much more to do, but it is gratifying to see that our focus on DEI continues to yield positive results. We also hope that our work and leadership in the DEI space will challenge other firms to 'up their game' and make substantive, lasting changes to their DEI programs."
Currently, Hanson Bridgett's attorney group consists of 45% women, 35% people of color, and 7% self-identified LGBTQ+ individuals.
Other 2023 recognition of Hanson Bridgett's commitment to DEI include the following:
- Selected as one of the Best Law Firms for Women by Seramount (for the 14th consecutive year), including a place on the Hall of Fame List
- Contra Costa County Bar Association Platinum Diversity Award
- State Bar of California Silver DEI Leadership Seal
- CDEIO Jennifer Martinez appointed to the Board of Directors of the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP)
About Law360's Diversity Snapshot
Law360's annual law firm survey collected diversity data from more than 280 U.S. firms and international firms with a substantial U.S. presence. Firms provided specific details on the racial and ethnic diversity of their attorneys by headcount as of Dec. 31, 2022. Only U.S.-based attorneys were included in the survey, and firms had to have at least 20 U.S.-based attorneys to participate. Rankings focus on “pipeline” scores, which aim to hold firms accountable for how their partner and senior associate numbers match up with the increasing number of diverse law students and very junior lawyers.
About Hanson Bridgett
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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