Recognizing partner law firms for furthering diversity in the legal profession – Microsoft On the Issues
Law Firm Diversity Program 2021 results
Today, I am proud to announce the results of our Law Firm Diversity Program for 2021 and recognize the accomplishments, progress and commitments of our law firm partners to create more diverse and inclusive legal organizations.
During the past fiscal year, the LFDP saw the following growth:
Diversity among executive committees grew from 43% to 47.4% for an overall 10% annual growth
Diversity in attorney hours spent on Microsoft matters grew from 60% to 63% for an overall 5% annual growth
Diversity among the partner ranks grew from 37.9% to 40.1% for an overall 5.8% annual growth, including a 4% growth in partners who are women
Since 2015, the year dedicated to increasing diversity in leadership among our Strategic Partner Program (SPP) firms, we’ve seen continued progress:
Diversity among management and executive committees grew from 31.2% to 45.6% for an overall 46.1% growth
Diversity among partners grew from 33.2% to 40.1% for an overall 20.7% growth
Diversity among attorneys working on Microsoft matters grew from 50% to 64.2% for an overall 28.4% growth
Diversity in partner hours spent on Microsoft matters grew from 35.8% to 52.3% for an overall 46% growth
Participating firms were eligible to earn a full bonus of up to 3% of their annual fees by meeting diversity targets in each of these areas. This year, 94% of participant firms earned a bonus with more than half meeting 50% or more of the diversity goals. We also continued to see progress and positive trends for partners who are women, diversity among executive committees and diversity among those representing Microsoft matters.
Recognizing partner law firms for furthering diversity in the legal profession.