Foster Pepper is proud to announce its placement as number 64 on Law360’s first-ever ranking on the 100 best U.S. law firms for racial minorities and one of the top 50 firms for number of minority partners. The lists are based on firms’ minority representation at the partner and nonpartner level, the total number of minority attorneys and percentage of equity partners who are minorities.
Sixteen percent of Foster Pepper’s attorneys identify as racial minorities and over thirteen percent of equity partners are minorities. The firm is committed to recruiting diverse attorneys and staff and increasing diverse representation in all aspects of the firm, including in firm leadership and firm management. The firm has also established the Inclusion & Diversity Committee (FPID), chaired by Members Lori Nomura and Rafael Stone, to assist in the implementation of a diversity program and to promote and oversee inclusion and diversity efforts.
According to the 2015 Law360 Minority Report, while racial diversity has improved at U.S. law firms over the past 15 years, minority representation at all levels of the firm, particularly among partners, falls far short of law school graduation rates for attorneys of color. View the “Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys” list and read more here.