Diversity

Since our founding in 1962, Munger, Tolles & Olson 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:

  • In 2018, 23 percent of our lawyers were minorities and six percent were openly LGBTQ, far above the national average of 16 percent and three percent, respectively.
  • In the past seven years, more than 60 percent of lawyers promoted to partner were women or people of color.
  • The American Lawyer ranked us third on its 2018 A-List, in part for our success in recruiting, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys and for our high percentage of women equity partners.
  • Perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 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.