Lewis Brisbois Moves to Top 15 in Law360 2022 Diversity Snapshot
Los Angeles, Calif. (August 4, 2022) - Lewis Brisbois has ranked 13th in Law360’s 2022 Diversity Snapshot – a measure of the overall presence of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds in law firms of all sizes.
Throughout Lewis Brisbois’ history, the firm has been recognized for high achievements in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Over the past year, its focus on capturing the full picture of its diversity has led to the firm’s rise in several diversity rankings – including the Law360 Diversity Snapshot. As described in the Law360 Pulse article, "Diversity Snapshot: Representation in the Ranks," the Diversity Snapshot serves as a “comprehensive ranking of law firms on their overall representation of minority attorneys,” providing “a picture of where firms are now, and where the future might lead.”
Moreover, as explained in the main article of this special publication, "Diversity Snapshot: How Firms Stack Up," Law360 used its own historical surveys as well as data from the American Bar Association to evaluate the diversity in firm headcounts against benchmarks that reflected diversity in the potential marketplace of new hires. Lewis Brisbois’ efforts to capture its diversity numbers has led to a significant increase in the firm’s position from 58th to 13th. This year's Snapshot includes 291 law firms, with 75 in the 600+ attorneys category.
Commenting on the firm's improved ranking, Chief Diversity Partner Rima M. Badawiya said, “On behalf of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, we are extremely proud that Lewis Brisbois has advanced so significantly in the Diversity Snapshot report. We believe that our ranking this year is a reflection of our efforts to educate ourselves regarding the diversity that exists across our nationwide network, as well as our ongoing commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which the firm promotes at all levels and in all of our 55 offices. We will continue to work hard to hire and reward exceptional, diverse legal talent and to maintain our inclusive atmosphere of opportunity.”
Regarding the firm's ongoing diversity efforts, Ms. Badawiya also noted, “There is always more work to be done in the diversity arena, and Lewis Brisbois is committed to putting action to our words. It is gratifying to set and reach new goals.”