This June, The Lawyer released its US Top 50: The best and worst performers in gender diversity report, listing Brown Rudnick in second place for percentage of female partners in US firms in the UK, coming in at 38.5% in 2018 - one of only five US firms in London to report having at least one third female UK partnership.

The publication stresses how this has been a struggle for most firms researched; "Gender diversity at partner level is something which US firms in the UK are still striving to achieve. The latest data from The Lawyer US Top 50 report shows that women make up 21.6 per cent of all the UK-based partners in the 50 firms. The average proportion of female partners is only 19.9 per cent."

Brown Rudnick is committed to the value of diversity and to ensuring the equitable and inclusive treatment of all members of the Brown Rudnick community. This commitment informs every aspect of our firm’s operations, from recruitment and hiring, to professional development and mentoring, to firm management and leadership.

We support this commitment by dedicating significant resources to initiatives and programs that help us recruit, retain and promote high-performing individuals from all walks of life. These efforts are led by our Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Partner, Sunni Beville, and our Director of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Ari Joseph, who advise the firm on how best to identify and address implicit biases, increase the representation of women and people from diverse backgrounds at all levels, including the partnership, and create a more inclusive environment for all members of the firm.

Learn more about these efforts on our Equity, Inclusion and Diversity page and read the full article from The Lawyer with complete gender diversity rankings here.