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Law Firms 2002

According to the Spring 2002 Minority Law Journal (published by the American Lawyer), the NLJ 250 (The National Law Journal‘s ranking of the 250 largest law firms), and the 2001-2002 National Directory of Legal Employers, here are the 20 law firms with the highest percentage of Asian-Americans:  

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Pennie & Edmonds New York, NY 179 18.4
Davis Polk New York, NY 619 16.6
Wilson Sonsini Palo Alto, CA 710 15.9
Fish & Neave New York, NY 187 15.0
Morrison & Foerster San Francisco, CA 942 14.8
Milbank Tweed New York, NY 487 12.9
Crosby Heafey Oakland, CA 258 12.4
McCutchen Doyle San Francisco, CA 340 12.35
Fenwick & West Palo Alto, CA 249 12.0
Pillsbury Winthrop San Francisco, CA 873 11.5
Gray Cary Palo Alto, CA 482 10.8
Sullivan & Cromwell New York, NY 666 10.4
O’Melveny & Myers Los Angeles, CA 722 10.25
Cooley Godward Palo Alto, CA 655 10.23
Orrick Herrington San Francisco, CA 599 10.18
Cravath Swaine New York, NY 426 10.09
Preston Gates Seattle, WA 375 9.9
Brobeck Phleger San Francisco, CA 876 9.7
Cleary Gottlieb New York, NY 695 9.6
Heller Ehrman San Francisco, CA 607 9.4

According to the same sources, here are the largest law firms in the country with the fewest Asian-American attorneys, i.e. Asian-Americans comprise fewer than 3.5% of their attorneys. On average, 6.9% of the associates and 1.3% of the partners at the 250 largest law firms were Asian-American.

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Law firm Headquarters
Adams & Reese New Orleans, LA
Dickstein Shapiro Washington, DC
Edwards & Angell Providence, RI
Kutak Rock Omaha, NE
Lord Bissell Chicago, IL
McKenna & Cuneo Washington, DC
Mendes & Mount New York, NY
Milberg Weiss New York, NY
Miles & Stockbridge Baltimore, MD
Ruden McClosky Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sedgwick Detert San Francisco, CA

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Holland & Knight Tampa, FL 1329 2.56
Akin Gump Dallas and DC 1023 3.32

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Mayer Brown Chicago, IL 927 3.13
Piper Marbury Washington, DC 816 2.70
Greenberg Traurig Miami, FL 812 1.97

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Vinson & Elkins Houston, TX 792 1.52
Fulbright & Jaworski Houston, TX 734 2.86
Hunton & Williams Richmond, VA 729 2.46
Dechert Philadelphia, PA 724 3.04

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
King & Spalding Atlanta, GA 697 2.01
Reed Smith Pittsburgh, PA 696 2.73
Baker & Botts Houston, TX 648 2.47
Bryan Cave St. Louis, MO 647 2.78

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Alston & Bird Atlanta, GA 599 1.84
McGuire Woods Richmond, VA 584 1.99
Nixon Hargrave Rochester, NY 579 1.90
Shook Hardy Kansas City, MO 568 0.88
Kilpatrick Stockton Atlanta, GA 520 2.50
Baker & Hostetler Cleveland, OH 507 3.16
Mintz Levin Boston, MA 506 2.17
Troutman Sanders Atlanta, GA 506 1.58
Seyfarth Shaw Chicago, IL 501 2.00

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Shaw Pittman Washington, D.C. 484 2.89
Duane Morris Philadelphia, PA 469 2.99
Covington & Burling Washington, DC 466 1.50
Quarles & Brady Milwaukee, WI 447 2.24
Womble Carlyle Winston-Salem, NC 446 1.35
Pepper Hamilton Philadelphia, PA 440 2.05
Cozen O’Connor Philadelphia, PA 433 2.08
Venable Baltimore, MD 427 2.81
Blank Rome Philadelphia, PA 412 0.49
Faegre & Benson Minneapolis, MN 409 2.93
Drinker Biddle Philadelphia, PA 405 2.22

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Jenner & Block Chicago, IL 394 2.54
Ballard Spahr Philadelphia, PA 390 1.03
Frost Brown Cincinnati, OH 381 0.79
Bracewell & Patterson Houston, TX 377 1.59
Locke Liddell Dallas, Houston, TX 376 2.92
Thompson Hine Cleveland, OH 373 1.07
Patton Boggs Washington, DC 372 0.81
Hinshaw & Culbertson Chicago, IL 371 0
Andrews & Kurth Houston, TX 357 1.96
Schnader Harrison Philadelphia, PA 356 2.25
Vorys Sater Columbus, OH 354 0.85
Littler Mendelson San Francisco, CA 348 2.30
Altheimer & Gray Chicago, IL 347 2.02
Barnes & Thornburg Indianapolis, IN 347 0.87
Buchanan Ingersoll Pittsburgh, PA 345 2.03
Stoel Rives Portland, OR 345 1.45
Sutherland Asbill Atlanta, GA 341 1.17
Michael Best Milwaukee, WI 339 0.89
Snell & Wilmer Phoenix, AZ 329 0.91
Jackson Lewis New York, NY 327 1.83
Epstein Becker New York, NY 326 3.1
Arter & Hadden Cleveland, OH 325 2.77
Thompson & Knight Dallas, TX 324 2.47
Winstead Secrest Dallas, TX 323 0.93
Blackwell Sanders Kansas City, MO 321 1.25
Steptoe & Johnson Washington, D.C. 306 3.27
Powell Goldstein Atlanta, GA 304 3.29

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Thompson Coburn St. Louis, MO 298 0.67
Gardere Wynne Dallas, TX 291 1.37
Baker & Daniels Indianapolis, IN 285 2.11
Schiff Hardin Chicago, IL 281 0.71
Oppenheimer Wolff Minneapolis, MN 276 3.26
Porter Wright Columbus, OH 273 0.73
Marshall Dennehy Philadelphia, PA 272 1.47
Miller Canfield Detroit, MI 271 0.37
Nelson Mullins Columbia, SC 270 0.74
Wolf Block Philadelphia, PA 270 1.48
Jackson & Walker Dallas, TX 265 1.13
Rosenman & Colin New York, NY 264 2.27
Crowell & Moring Washington, DC 260 3.08
McCarter & English Newark, NJ 260 1.54
Holland & Hart Denver, CO 256 1.17
Dykema Gossett Detroit, MI 246 0.81
Honigman Miller Detroit, MI 241 2.07
Strasburger & Price Dallas, TX 238 1.26
Moore & Van Allen Charlotte, NC 237 0.42
Dinsmore & Shohl Cincinnati, OH 234 0.43
Day Berry Hartford, CT 233 1.29
Baker Donelson Memphis, TN 233 0
Saul Ewing Philadelphia, PA 230 0.87
Wyatt Tarrant Louisville, KY 229 0
Gardner Carton Chicago, IL 226 1.77
Husch & Eppenberger St. Louis, MO 225 0.44
Robins Kaplan Minneapolis, MN 223 2.24
Fox Rothschild Philadelphia, PA 220 0.91
Phelps Dunbar New Orleans, LA 220 0.46
Armstrong Teasdale St. Louis, MO 219 0.46
Wildman Harrold Chicago, IL 217 1.84
Ice Miller Indianapolis, IN 217 0.46
Harris Beach Rochester, NY 212 1.42
Stites & Harbison Louisville, KY 212 0.47
Palmer & Dodge Boston, MA 209 3.35
Bell Boyd Chicago, IL 206 1.46
White & Williams Philadelphia, PA 206 0.97
Lathrop & Gage Kansas City, MO 205 0.98
Smith Helms Charlotte, NC 205 0.49
Vedder Price Chicago, IL 204 2.94
Eckert Seamans Pittsburgh, PA 201 0.50

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Williams & Connolly Washington, DC 199 0
Williams Mullen Richmond, VA 198 1.52
Carlton Fields Tampa, FL 197 1.02
Butzel Long Detroit, MI 194 1.55
Jones Walker New Orleans, LA 194 0
Cummings & Lockwood Stamford, CT 193 1.55
Hodgson Russ Buffalo, NY 193 2.07
Steel Hector Miami, FL 191 2.09
Reinhart Boerner Milwaukee, WI 191 1.57
Choate Hall Boston, MA 190 2.63
Brown Rudnick Boston, MA 187 1.07
Taft Stettinius Cincinnati, OH 187 1.07
Calfee Halter Cleveland, OH 186 1.08
Loeb & Loeb Los Angeles, CA 185 3.24
Chapman & Cutler Chicago, IL 183 2.73
Smith Gambrell Atlanta, GA 182 3.30
Lewis Rice St. Louis, MO 180 0
Phillips Lytle Buffalo, NY 177 0.57
Robinson & Cole Hartford, CT 177 1.13
Ross & Hardies Chicago, IL 177 3.39
Warner Norcross Grand Rapids, MI 174 0.57
Holme Roberts Denver, CO 173 0.58
Gibbons, Del Deo Newark, NJ 172 1.74
Greenabaum Doll Louisville, KY 170 1.76
Montgomery McCracken Philadelphia, PA 170 0.59
Godfrey & Kahn Milwaukee, WI 169 1.78
Bradley Arant Birmingham, AL 168 1.19
Kennedy Covington Charlotte, NC 165 1.21
Hughes & Luce Dallas, TX 165 1.82
Lane Powell Seattle, WA 165 3.03
Long Aldridge Atlanta, GA 164 1.22
Briggs & Morgan Minneapolis, MN 163 3.07
Dow Lohnes Washington, DC 163 1.84
Fredrikson & Byron Minneapolis, MN 161 1.24
Leonard Street Minneapolis, MN 161 1.24
Plunkett & Cooney Detroit, MI 161 1.24
Ogletree Deakins Greenville, SC 160 1.25
Riker Danzig Morristown, NJ 158 0.63
Fowler White Tampa, FL 158 0.63
Stevens & Lee Reading, PA 158 0
Nutter McClellen Boston, MA 155 1.29
Akerman Senterfitt Miami, FL 149 0
Morrison & Hecker Kansas City, MO 114 0.88

 

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