Haynes and Boone Repeats as Highest Ranked Texas-Based Firm in American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard


DALLAS – The American Lawyer’s annual ALM Diversity Scorecard has ranked Haynes and Boone, LLP the highest of any Texas-based law firm for the second year in a row.

The firm moved up 11 spots from No. 63 (2012) to No. 52 (2013) out of the 228 firms surveyed nationwide. Each firm’s ranking was determined by reference to key data points including percentage of minority attorneys in each firm’s U.S. offices and the percentage of minority partners. Lawyer counts are average full-time equivalent figures for 2012.

Using that methodology, Haynes and Boone’s 475 domestic attorneys are 14 percent minority, and 11 percent minority partners. Haynes and Boone ranked at No. 22 in the nation for percentage of minority domestic partners and No. 22 for Hispanic partners.

“The firm’s improvement in ranking is a strong indication of how well our diversity initiatives have developed in a year’s time,” said Felicity Fowler, chair of the firm’s Attorney Diversity Committee (ADC). “Diversity remains a focal point of our culture, so it is extremely exciting to be the highest ranked Texas-based law firm.”

Managing Partner Terry Conner added: “Throughout the year, I see our diversity committee taking great care in developing programs that reinforce the firm’s commitment. It is gratifying to see the committee’s efforts receive such a positive response. As a firm, it further cements our dedication to creating a welcoming work environment for everyone.”

The firm’s educational initiatives and other programs aimed at bolstering minority recruiting and retention are overseen by the Haynes and Boone ADC, which is comprised of 60 attorneys and members of management who meet once a month to advance the firm’s diversity efforts, such as the Minority Associate Sponsor Program, the Minority Attorney Retreat and the Women’s Leadership Academy.

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