As Sullivan & Cromwell celebrates the promotion of four women among five new partners, experts warn that more work needs to be done to shrink gender disparity in partnership ranks. The proportion of women partners has increased only four points to 19.2 percent in the last decade, according to NALP. And a recently released National Association of Women Lawyers survey found that the "vast majority" of part-time lawyers terminated by law firms in the last year were women, which the NAWL president calls a "disturbing trend."
Despite Gains, Gender Parity in Partnerships Is a Long Way Off
New York Law Journal
November 9, 2009