Hanson Bridgett Recognized as One of the Best Law Firms for Women and Diversity
June 27, 2023 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has once again been selected as one of the Best Law Firms for Women and Diversity by Seramount. This is the 14th consecutive year that the firm has been recognized on Seramount’s prestigious list.
"It is once again an honor to be in such phenomenal company,” said Hanson Bridgett Managing Partner Kristina Lawson. “All of the firms on this year’s Best Law Firms for Women and Diversity list are making a difference and leading the way by ensuring that the legal industry is welcoming, fair and inclusive for all.”
Seramount’s Best Law Firms for Women & Diversity recognizes firms that exemplify best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting, and developing women lawyers and lawyers from underrepresented groups, including people of color.
Subha V. Barry, President of Seramount, said, “I’m proud to expand our Best Law Firms for Women to include diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. From increasing representation of historically excluded talent to expanding upon their family-friendly benefits, our Best Law Firms are putting in the work necessary to build firm cultures where employees can thrive.”
Highlights of the 2023 Best Law Firms for Women & Diversity:
- Representation by the numbers:
- 42 percent of lawyers overall are women, up from 41 percent last year
- 23 percent of lawyers overall are people of color, up from 22 percent last year
- 34 percent of lawyers hired overall in the last year were people of color, up from 33 percent the year prior
- 41 percent of women lawyers hired overall in the last year were women of color, up from 39 percent the year prior
- Advancement by the numbers:
- The percentage of women promoted to equity partner is 39 percent, up from 37 percent last year
- The percentage of people of color promoted to equity partner is 17 percent, down from 18 percent last year
- Benefits by the numbers:
- 84 percent of firms offer backup childcare, up from 80 percent last year
- 90 percent subsidize everyday childcare costs, up from 88 percent last year
Hanson Bridgett exceeded the overall firm numbers in many of the categories. For example, 47 percent of lawyers at Hanson Bridgett are women and 38 percent of lawyers are people of color. In terms of those hired in the last year, 74 percent of lawyers hired were people of color and 48 percent were women of color.
About the Methodology
Seramount’s 2023 Best Law Firms for Women & Diversity application includes more than 300 questions about attorney demographics at different levels, flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women and people of color as well as those from other underrepresented groups. Questions about family-friendly benefits and mentoring and sponsorship participation are also included.
Seramount, now part of EAB, is a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Over four decades, partnering with more than 450 of the most iconic companies in the world, Seramont has built a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything they do. Learn more at www.seramount.com.
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. We are also 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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