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NONEQUITY INEQUITY – Minority partners at more than three dozen Am Law 100 firms disproportionately occupy the nonequity tier, according to an analysis by Law.com affiliate The American Lawyer. Dylan Jackson reports that in 2018 an estimated 54% of minority partners were nonequity. Diversity advocates say the strikingly higher percentage of minorities in the nonequity tier casts doubt on the progress Big Law has made in bringing minority attorneys into firm leadership. Firms say the gap is a byproduct of their recent efforts to build a diverse pipeline and that in time, many of those minority nonequity partners will gain equity status.

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