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July 2021

Gordon & Rees Continues to Climb National Law Journal’s NLJ 500 and Women in Law Scorecard Rankings

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani has been ranked No. 24 on the National Law Journal’s Women in Law Scorecard.  This represents a 22 spot increase in the past five years.  The Scorecard, produced as part of the NLJ 500 annual firm headcount report, ranks the largest law firms in the country by their representation of female attorneys within their firm.

In addition, among the top 25 firms, Gordon & Rees is No. 2 for the total number of U.S. female minority partners, and No. 8 for the percentage of U.S. partners who are minority women. 

“We continue to make great strides, but recognize there is still work to be done and we will continue our vigorous efforts to increase the number of women, and those of diverse backgrounds, in all levels of firm leadership,” said Debra Ellwood Meppen, Partner and Chair of the firm’s Women's Initiative.

Gordon & Rees announced the implementation of its Leadership Equality and Diversity (“LEAD”) Program as part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to recruit, retain, and promote female and diverse attorneys to the highest positions of management and ownership at the firm in December 2020.  The LEAD Program, which works in tandem with the ongoing programs undertaken by the firm’s Women’s Initiative, Diversity Committee, and Affinity Groups, has been specifically tailored to achieve Gordon & Rees’ core objectives in the areas of diversity and inclusion. 

The firm was also recognized as No. 52 by global headcount on the 2021 NLJ 500 list.  While the NLJ reported overall lawyer head count was down by 0.1 percent, Gordon & Rees showed 8.1 percent growth in headcount from the prior year. 

In addition, the firm was recognized earlier this year by NLJ’s sister publication American Lawyer as No. 92 on the AmLaw 100 rankings.  The firm was among the top 15 firms with the greatest revenue increase over the past year.

To see the full rankings from the National Law Journal, please click here.
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Debra Ellwood Meppen