Every time I see one of those lists of firms where women are “succeeding” or “winning” I want to bang my head against the wall. Why? Because they’re always so damn predictable. And so damn depressing.

Let me cut to the chase: The top dozen or so firms where women are doing fantastically well are never big names such as Cravath Swaine & Moore or Sullivan & Cromwell. Nor are they the most profitable ones. Quite the contrary.