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Hanson Bridgett Secures Top Vault Law Diversity Ranking

June 26, 2024 (San Francisco, CA)Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce the firm has earned the No. 1 Diversity for Women ranking and a top 10 Overall Diversity ranking from Vault Law.

Vault Law's 2025 Annual Associate Survey Rankings were released last week based on over 18,000 associate responses from January 2024 to March 2024.

"Seeing these high rankings in our first year of participation in this survey is extremely validating," said Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Jennifer Matinez, "Hanson Bridgett's Managing Partner is a woman, and at least half of our Executive Leadership Team and Section Leaders are women. We will continue to stand up and double down on our commitment to diversity of all kinds in the legal profession."

More than 180 firms participated in the survey, and firms are rated based on internal quality of life across several categories, including diversity, firm culture, wellness, commitment to pro bono, and more. Associates score their law firms based on personal experience.

Hanson Bridgett ranked in the top 10 in the following categories:

  • No. 1 in Diversity for Women
  • No. 10 in Overall Diversity
  • No. 4 in Technology & Innovation
  • No. 8 in Transparency

Hanson Bridgett ranked No. 27 in the overall "Best Law Firms to Work For" category out of 113 eligible firms.

View Hanson Bridgett's full Vault profile.

The announcement comes just after Seramount ranked Hanson Bridgett a 2024 Best Law Firm for Women and Diversity and the San Francisco Business Times named the firm a Best Place to Work in 2024.

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.


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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.

For media inquiries contact:

Patrick L. Clos
Communications Manager
Hanson Bridgett LLP