Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP is pleased to announce that it has been named among Law360’s 70 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys. Law360’s 2019 Glass Ceiling Report surveyed more than 300 U.S. firms about their demographic makeup as of December 31, 2018, using a methodology that grouped firms according to the number of attorneys employed. Firms that had below-average female representation at any level were deemed ineligible for ranking. At DGS, which ranked number 18 among participating U.S. law firms with 50 to 149 lawyers, more than one-third of the firm’s partnership and 42% of all attorneys were women.
“DGS is committed to attracting and retaining female attorneys to better serve our clients and the community in which we practice law,” said DGS Co-Managing Partner Kristin Lentz. “We are proud to be recognized as a leading firm in terms of female representation.”
DGS has a strong track record of promoting gender equality, having received the Women in Law Empowerment Forum Gold Standard Certification upon demonstrating that women represent a meaningful percentage of equity partners, leadership positions, governance and compensation committees, and most highly compensated partners. The DGS Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee recently relaunched and reinvigorated the firm’s DGS Women’s Network, which meets throughout the year. A dynamic component of this initiative is the Women in Leadership Lecture Series (WILLS), which features valuable perspectives on overcoming personal and professional obstacles on the path to leadership.
“To promote a more gender equal profession, we need to lead by example,” said DGS Co-Managing Partner Chad Williams. “We look forward to raising the bar even higher.”
According to Law360’s latest findings, women represent merely 36.3% of attorneys at participating firms, a number that has remained stagnant for the past six annual law firm surveys. At the equity partner rank, women account for only 21.5% of the attorney workforce. While Law360 acknowledged that these statistics are not as promising as they should be and that fewer women attorneys are rising through the ranks, firms like DGS are “leading the pack in representing women at all levels.”