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It’s not quite Caltech. But it’s arguably the MIT of Big Law.

For whatever reason, Asian Americans seem to be flocking to Fenwick & West. According to The American Lawyer 2019 Diversity Scorecard, Fenwick has the highest percentage of Asian American lawyers among Am Law 200 firms—23.4% of all lawyers, including 9.9% partners. That 23.4% makes Fenwick almost comparable to MIT’s 25.7% Asian undergraduate population—though far less than Caltech’s over 50% figure.

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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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