Who's Working Part Time and Where
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Who's Working Part Time and Where

September 2011

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Most of the firms in the California 50 have lawyers who work part time. The average number of part-time lawyers at the big firms is 21. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman employs the highest percentage (69-nearly a quarter of its lawyers). Farella Braun + Martel reports the largest share of partners among its part-timers; Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell is tied for the highest percentage of women with Foley & Lardner, which also reports the largest share of minorities working part time. Only five firms reported having no part-time attorneys: Buchalter Nemer; Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi; Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith; Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester; and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

(Although O'Melveny & Myers reported two part-time partners, it did not provide details on race or gender. Three firms did not report any figures on part-time lawyers: Irell & Manella; Kirkland & Ellis; and Nixon Peabody.)

Part-Time Attorneys, All types

Firm

%

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

23.5

Farella Braun + Martel

22.1

Fenwick & West

19.2

Morrison & Foerster

19

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

18

Gordon & Rees

17.8

Sedgwick

16.5

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis

15.2

Hanson Bridgett

14

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

13.6

Percentage of Part-Time Lawyers Who Are:

Partners   Women   Minorities

Firm

%

 

Firm

%

 

Firm

%

Farella Braun + Martel

62.1

 

Foley & Lardner*

100

 

Foley & Lardner

50

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory
& Natsis

55.9

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell*

100

Perkins Coie

44.4

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

55.6

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

92.6

Seyfarth Shaw

40

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

49.3

Hanson Bridgett*

90.9

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

38.5

Best Best & Krieger

46.2

Latham & Watkins*

90.9

K&L Gates*

33.3

Fenwick & West

41.3

Cooley*

88.9

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear*

33.3

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher*

40

Rutan & Tucker*

88.9

Latham & Watkins*

33.3

McDermott Will & Emery*

40

Munger, Tolles & Olson

85.7

Cooley*

25

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati*

40

Littler Mendelson.

83.3

Greenberg Traurig*

25

Sidley Austin

38.9

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher*

80

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati*

25

Jones Day

37.5

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati*

80

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

24

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

36.8

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear*

77.8

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

22.2

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

36

Loeb & Loeb*

77.8

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps

21.4

K&L Gates

33.3

Perkins Coie*

77.8

Paul Hastings

18.8

DLA Piper

31

Sidley Austin*

77.8

DLA Piper*

16.7

Munger, Tolles & Olson

28.6

Downey Brand

76.9

Sidley Austin*

16.7

Gordon & Rees

27.5

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

76.9

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

15.6

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

26.1

Jones Day*

75

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory
& Natsis

14.7

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

25.9

Reed Smith*

75

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

14.5

Foley & Lardner

25

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

72

Munger, Tolles & Olson

14.3

*Tied firms are listed in alphabetical order.


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