Since our founding in 1962, Munger Tolles has been at the forefront of diversifying our profession. Highly unusual for the era, one of our firm’s founders was a woman. Today, our firm’s tradition of diversity continues, and we work constantly to expand it:
- Twenty-one percent of our lawyers are minorities, far above the national average of 15.6 percent.
- In the past five years, roughly 40 percent of lawyers promoted to partner were minorities and nearly 50 percent have been women.
- The American Lawyer ranks us eighth in diversity among U.S. law firms.
- Perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index.
While we are proud of our accomplishments, we know there is still much work to be done. We welcome the next generation of ideas and leadership in continuing to expand the diversity of the legal profession.
We believe that one of the best ways to improve diversity is to track it. To that end, our Diversity Committee presents a report to the entire firm annually addressing our successes and challenges.