Ropes & Gray Among Law Firms with Most Women Equity Partners

In The News
August 25, 2022

Ropes & Gray ranked highly among law firms for the most women in equity partnerships, according to Law360 2022 Glass Ceiling Report. The firm ranked sixth in the Law360 survey with 30.7 percent of its equity partnerships held by women, well above the industry average of 21 percent.

The 2022 Glass Ceiling Report marks the sixth consecutive year that Law360 has recognized Ropes & Gray as one of the top law firms for women attorneys pursuing an equity partnership. Women comprise 46 percent of attorneys at Ropes & Gray, exceeding the legal industry average of just under 40 percent.

The Law360 ranking follows recognition from Seramount which included Ropes & Gray in its annual “Best Law Firms for Women” for the third consecutive year. The firm was also named to The National Law Journal’s 2022 “NLJ500 Women’s Scorecard,” a ranking of the largest U.S. law firms by representation of women attorneys.

In May, The Deal recognized four Ropes & Gray partners among its “Top Women in Dealmaking,” honoring the work of private equity and M&A partners Carolyn Vardi, Sarah Young, Chau Le and Kate Withers.

“The ranking by Law360’s Glass Ceiling Report is further evidence that Ropes & Gray takes care and pride in consistently supporting the development of women attorneys,” said Lisa Bebchick, a partner in the firm’s global litigation and enforcement practice group and co-Chair of Ropes & Gray’s 600-lawyer Women’s Forum. “We’re proud to have been cited by Law360 even as we recognize there is always more we can do to continue to actively recruit, retain and advance the careers of women in the law.”

Women hold significant leadership positions at Ropes & Gray including department heads, practice group leaders and policy committee members. In 2020, Julie H. Jones became the first woman to hold the firm’s top leadership position as chair of the firm.

Learn more about Ropes & Gray’s commitment to women lawyers here.