Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has ranked 19th in the NLJ 500 Women’s Scorecard 2019 with a Women in Law Score of 74.5. The Women’s Scorecard is produced as part of the annual NLJ 500 firm headcount report. Only the 350 largest participating firms are eligible for ranking in the Women’s Scorecard.
The Women’s Scorecard 2019 reflects diversity data based on a firm’s full-time equivalent (FTE) attorneys in 2018. The Women in Law Score is calculated by adding together the percentage of female attorneys and the percentage of female partners. In the event of a tie, the firm with the greatest proportion of female equity partners is awarded the higher ranking.
“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 spotlighted by The National Law Journal as a firm that is leading the industry in terms of the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women lawyers.”
DGS has a strong track record of upholding 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.
“When aspiring for 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 as we enter the next decade.”
This is not the first time that the NLJ 500 has recognized the firm’s statistically proven commitment to gender equality: In 2017, DGS ranked 21st in the Women’s Scorecard. As the firm’s increasingly competitive rankings in the Women’s Scorecard indicate and client feedback confirms, the robust representation of women lawyers at DGS is a norm that yields positive outcomes on quantitative and qualitative levels.