Greenberg Traurig, in the news recently for a gender bias suit that was filed against it by a former Philadelphia shareholder who said the firm paid women less and stifled their ability to advance, placed eighth on our list with about 38.9 percent of the 36 Philadelphia attorneys who are women.
That percentage was based off of there being eight female shareholders, five female associates and one female of counsel as of June 2012, the cutoff for headcount figures provided to PaLaw. But as reported in The Legal Intelligencer last week, the firm now has 33 attorneys in Pennsylvania, including six female shareholders, four female associates and one female of counsel, according to the firm's website. That would bring Greenberg Traurig down to 33.3 percent women in Pennsylvania, which is still above the state average.
The five firms that did not provide gender specific data to PaLaw were Jones Day, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, Weir & Partners, German Gallagher & Murtagh and Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe.