Law360 recently released their annual Glass Ceiling report, ranking ten firms above their peers based on the percentage of women in their ranks. Milwaukee-based Quarles & Brady outpaced the other 300 U.S. firms to win the number one spot. Quarles is also the only firm on the list to have a female chair. Akerman came in eighth, and law firm giant Baker & McKenzie took home the bronze.
Quarles & Brady chairwoman Kim Johnson attributed a variety of equality practices to the win, including an “equal opportunity” approach to promotions, which ensures that a minority is considered for every open position, and simply “making female attorney support and retention a priority,” (as quoted in Law360).