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Women partners at major law firms ought to have more to show for their efforts by now. For about a decade, they’ve been knocking themselves out—attending seminars, getting coached, even taking up predominantly male activities such as golf—to gain an edge in business development.

The upshot? A lot of commotion but not much else. As everyone knows, men dominate on the rainmaking front, while women toil as helpers. (Remember, men dominate the top earner spot at 97 percent of major firms, and nearly 70 percent of firms have one or no women in their top 10 earners.)

Are women just lousy at business development? Or are their firms not giving them the opportunity to shine? Well, here’s another factor to consider: Male clients still favor male partners.

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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