We elected our first woman partner in 1970. We now have 35 women partners, and 22% of our new partners in the last three years are women. Over the last five years, four women partners have served on our Executive Committee, and women have served as Co-Administrative Partner, two department chairs and a practice group head.
Our women partners are nationally recognized for their practice expertise: 16 women partners were ranked as leading lawyers in Chambers USA 2013; 16 women partners and two counsel were ranked as leading or recommended lawyers in The Legal 500 United States 2013; seven women partners and one counsel were ranked as leading lawyers in Chambers Global 2013; three women partners and one counsel were ranked as leading lawyers in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013; and three women partners were ranked as leading lawyers or mentioned in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013.
One of our women partners is ranked as one of the top 10 U.S. women litigators by Benchmark Litigation, and our women partners have also been ranked or featured as practice leaders by The American Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, California Daily Journal, Crain's New York Business "40 Under 40", Euromoney Legal Media Group, IFLR 1000, Intellectual Asset Management, Law360, The Recorder, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Super Lawyers and Who's Who Legal Awards.