New York, February 2, 2012 – Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is proud to be identified by American Lawyer as a firm that promoted women to partnership in 2012 at a rate that well exceeds the legal industry benchmark. In January, ALM released Women Partner Watch, an interactive graph that plots firm-by-firm female partner promotions within the legal industry. Of the partners Kenyon elected in 2012, 67 percent are female — more than double the 30 percent industry standard determined by ALM.
ALM's Women Partner Watch chart was initiated by the question: how many women make partner in The Am Law 200 these days? ALM arrived at the 30 percent benchmark after reviewing a four-year sample of law firm partner promotions. Aric Press, editor in chief of American Lawyer parent ALM, states in his article, "For me, that's an incredibly useful number. Now we have a benchmark against which we can track behavior in the big-firm community."
Kenyon has been similarly recognized by Law360 as ranking among the large law firms with the highest percentage of female partners. According to the Law360 survey, women make up on average just 19 percent of law firm partners. Today, 28 percent of Kenyon's partners are women. "We have an ongoing commitment to providing clients with diverse, unique, and creative perspectives on their legal challenges," says the firm's Managing Partner, Michael Loughnane. "These statistics are simply a reflection of that commitment."
About Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
Kenyon & Kenyon is consistently ranked by peers and in-house counsel as one of the top firms for intellectual property law. Since its founding in 1879, the firm has provided its worldwide clientele with litigation, prosecution, licensing and counseling services. Large and small enterprises and individuals choose Kenyon to design and implement intellectual property strategies when it matters most. Kenyon is recognized among the most diverse law firms in the nation. The firm is ranked among the Top Firms for Diversity by The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal and The Minority Law Journal. Kenyon is also a multi-year recipient of Managing Intellectual Property Magazine's Strength in Diversity Award. In addition, the firm is recognized by DiversityBusiness.com as being one of America's top privately held companies. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, and Silicon Valley.