The West Coast law firm was ranked the fifth-best U.S. law firm for women
Pacific Northwest law firm Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP has been named among the top five nationally in the “Ceiling Smasher” ranking of gender equality among big law firms. Law360, a media outlet owned by LexisNexis, surveys hundreds of large law firms each year to come up with national rankings based on a firm’s female representation at the partner and nonpartner levels and its total number of female attorneys. In 2016, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ranks fifth among Ceiling Smasher law firms; in 2014, the firm ranked seventh.
According to Law360, women make up about 34 percent of all attorneys and 22 percent of partners in law firms across the country. Some 43 percent of all attorneys and 40 percent of partners at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn are women, and in 2014 the firm named a historic all-female partner class of seven attorneys. The firm has an active diversity committee advising on hiring and recruiting efforts that are designed to increase gender and racial equality throughout the firm.
“Our law firm is stronger and more effective when we have a diversity of voices at the table,” said Dennis Rawlinson, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s Firm Chair. “Gender equality is important first because it’s the right thing to do and also because it’s good for our clients and our industry.”