Munger, Tolles & Olson held on to its No. 5 ranking on The American Lawyer’s 2015 Diversity Scorecard*, published in the magazine’s June issue.
Minority attorneys represent 22.6 percent of all attorneys at Munger Tolles and 19.8 percent of the firm’s single-tier equity partnership. In both areas, Munger Tolles exceeds the national averages of 14.4 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively.
“Promoting an environment that respects and values diversity has been a core tenet of our firm since our inception,” said Munger Tolles Diversity Committee Co-Chair Jay M. Fujitani. “Not only are we focused on recruiting, retaining and advancing the most talented diverse attorneys, we are helping to cultivate the next generation of minority lawyers through our pipeline initiatives.”
Munger Tolles has been a strong advocate of diversity in its ranks since it was founded in 1962 by a group of attorneys that included a woman. The firm operates several programs designed to strengthen the pipeline of diverse individuals entering the legal profession, such as the recently re-vamped MTO Fellows program, and focuses on recruiting, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys. For more information, visit our Diversity & Inclusion page.
*The Diversity Scorecard is an annual ranking of U.S. law firms conducted by The American Lawyer to measure minority attorney populations. This year’s rankings were based on 2014 data submitted by 220 law firms that were either among the nation’s top 200 law firms for gross revenue or among the largest 250 law firms by number of employees.