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Law Firms 2004

According to the Spring 2004 Minority Law Journal (published by the American Lawyer) and the 2002-2003 National Directory of Legal Employers, here are the 20 law firms with the highest percentage of Asian-Americans:

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Wilson Sonsini Palo Alto, CA 600 16.3
Knobbe Martens Irvine, CA 162 16.0
Pennie & Edmonds New York, NY 190 15.3
Morrison & Foerster San Francisco, CA 927 13.6
Fitzpatrick, Cella New York, NY 162 13.0
Fenwick & West Palo Alto, CA 246 12.6
Fish & Neave New York, NY 197 12.2
O’Melveny & Myers Los Angeles, CA 974 11.3
Milbank Tweed New York, NY 439 10.71
Heller Ehrman San Francisco, CA 704 10.65
Cravath Swaine New York, NY 456 10.3
Davis Polk New York, NY 565 9.4
Cooley Godward Palo Alto, CA 455 9.0
Pillsbury Winthrop San Francisco, CA 691 8.7
Latham & Watkins Los Angeles, CA 1279 8.29
Gray Cary Palo Alto, CA 387 8.27
Allen Matkins Leck Los Angeles, CA 159 8.18
Skadden Arps New York, NY 1689 8.17
Cleary Gottlieb New York, NY 643 7.9
Cahill Gordon New York, NY 219 7.3


According to the Spring 2004 Minority Law Journal, and 2002-2003 National Directory of Legal Employers,  here are the largest law firms in the country with the fewest Asian-American attorneys, i.e. Asian-Americans comprise fewer than 2.35% of their attorneys. On average, 4.7% of the attorneys at the 250 largest law firms were Asian-American.

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Law firm Headquarters
Clausen Miller Chicago, IL
Coudert Brothers New York, NY
Fowler White Miami, FL
Milberg Weiss New York, NY
Stinson Morrison Hecker Kansas City, MO

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Holland & Knight Washington, DC 1164 2.15

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Vinson & Elkins Houston, TX 819 2.32
Hunton & Williams Richmond, VA 778 2.19
King & Spalding Atlanta, GA 764 1.70
McGuire Woods Richmond, VA 649 1.08
Troutman Sanders Atlanta, GA 525 1.33

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Ballard Spahr Philadelphia, PA 464 1.72
Womble Carlyle Winston-Salem, NC 459 1.52
Cozen O’Connor Philadelphia, PA 458 0.22
Blank Rome Philadelphia, PA 450 0.44
Drinker Biddle Philadelphia, PA 449 2.00

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Pepper Hamilton Philadelphia, PA 397 1.01
Patton Boggs Washington, DC 389 2.06
Hinshaw & Culbertson Chicago, IL 387 1.29
Barnes & Thornburg Indianapolis, IN 373 0.80
Bracewell & Patterson Houston, TX 372 2.15
Stoel Rives Portland, OR 366 1.09
Thompson Hine Cleveland, OH 364 2.20
Frost Brown Louisville, KY 362 0.28
Thompson & Knight Dallas, TX 350 2.00
Akerman Senterfitt Miami, FL 347 0.29
Vorys Sater Columbus, OH 344 0.87
Sutherland Asbill Atlanta, GA 341 1.47
Baker Donelson Memphis, TN 339 1.18
Michael Best Milwaukee, WI 329 1.82
Marshall Dennehy Philadelphia, PA 326 1.23
Nelson Mullins Columbia, SC 318 0.94
Winstead Secrest Dallas, TX 317 1.26
Husch & Eppenberger St. Louis, MO 315 0.95
Schiff Hardin Chicago, IL 309 1.62
Thompson Coburn St. Louis, MO 302 0.33

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Miller Canfield Detroit, MI 298 0.67
Porter Wright Columbus, OH 296 0
Blackwell Sanders Kansas City, MO 286 0.70
Holland & Hart Denver, CO 285 0.70
Jackson & Walker Dallas, TX 285 0.35
Gardere Wynne Dallas, TX 283 1.06
Powell Goldstein Atlanta, GA 282 1.77
Dykema Gossett Detroit, MI 275 2.18
Dinsmore & Shohl Cincinnati, OH 270 0.37
Wolf Block Philadelphia, PA 261 1.15
Fox Rothschild Philadelphia, PA 252 0.40
Williams Mullen Richmond, VA 244 1.23
Phelps Dunbar New Orleans, LA 239 0
Armstrong Teasdale St. Louis, MO 237 1.27
Saul Ewing Philadelphia, PA 232 2.16
Edwards & Angell Boston, MA 232 0.43
Moore & Van Allen Charlotte, NC 230 0.43
Lathrop & Gage Kansas City, MO 229 0.44
Stites & Harbison Louisville, KY 224 0.45
Eckert Seamans Pittsburgh, PA 222 1.80
Carlton Fields Tampa, FL 220 0.45
Jones Walker New Orleans, LA 220 0
Ice Miller Indianapolis, IN 216 0
Holme Roberts Denver, CO 212 0.47
Butzel Long Detroit, MI 206 0.97
Vedder Price Chicago, IL 203 0.99
Strasburger & Price Dallas, TX 200 0.50

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Harris Beach Rochester, NY 196 1.02
Bradley Arant Birmingham, AL 194 1.55
Honigman Miller Detroit, MI 193 0.52
Brown Rudnick Boston, MA 192 1.04
Reinhart Boerner Milwaukee, WI 190 2.11
Taft Stettinius Cincinnati, OH 188 1.60
Calfee Halter Cleveland, OH 187 0.53
Wyatt Tarrant Louisville, KY 183 0.55
Leonard Street Minneapolis, MN 180 1.67
Cummings & Lockwood Stamford, CT 180 1.11
Ogletree Deakins Atlanta, GA 178 1.69
Fredrikson & Byron Minneapolis, MN 177 1.69
Kutak Rock Omaha, NE 174 1.15
Warner Norcross Grand Rapids, MI 173 1.73
Greenebaum Doll Louisville, KY 172 0.58
Godfrey & Kahn Milwaukee, WI 172 1.74
Lewis Rice St. Louis, MO 170 0
Choate Hall Boston, MA 168 1.79
Kennedy Covington Charlotte, NC 165 0.61
Plunkett & Cooney Detroit, MI 163 0.61
Nutter McClellen Boston, MA 162 1.85
Briggs & Morgan Minneapolis, MN 162 1.23
Hughes & Luce Dallas, TX 161 1.86
Montgomery McCracken Philadelphia, PA 161 0.62
Stevens & Lee Reading, PA 153 0
Phillips Lytle Buffalo, NY 134 0.75
Steel Hector Miami, FL 130 1.54

 

 

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