While large law firms make strides in implementing diversity initiatives, a recent study found that women still lag significantly behind their male counterparts in certain key Big Law practice areas.

The study by ALM Intelligence (ALI) titled “Where Do We Go From Here? Big Law’s Struggle With Recruiting and Retaining Female Talent” found that among women working at Am Law 200 firms, niche practice groups, such as education, family law, health care, immigration and labor and employment were those with the greatest proportion of women.