Manatt appears near the top of The American Lawyer’s 2012 Diversity Scorecard, ranking 23rd out of 233 surveyed U.S. law firms. The firm’s percentage of minority lawyers for 2011 was 20.6 percent, far outpacing the national average of 13.6 percent.
“A commitment to diversity and inclusion is one of the firm’s core values,” affirmed William T. Quicksilver, Manatt’s chief executive officer and managing partner. “We strongly believe that the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our professionals enable us to better serve the needs of our broad client base and make meaningful contributions to our communities.”
Manatt formalized its Diversity Program in 2003, and first appeared on The American Lawyer’s list at 63rd in 2004.
"Though there is still work to do, we are very pleased with our successful efforts to create and support a diverse work environment," said Jack S. Yeh, chair of Manatt’s Diversity Program. "Our rank is an acknowledgement of the firm’s continued focus on the recruitment, retention and professional development of talented lawyers of all backgrounds."
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