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Law Firms 2005

According to the Summer 2005 Minority Law Journal (published by the American Lawyer) and the 2004-2005 National Directory of Legal Employers, here are the largest law firms with the highest percentage of Asian-Americans:

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Fenwick & West Palo Alto, CA 259 17.8
Fish & Neave New York, NY 161 17.4
Townsend and Townsend San Francisco 160 16.3
Knobbe Martens Irvine, CA 163 16.0
Wilson Sonsini Palo Alto, CA 578 14.4
Morrison & Foerster San Francisco, CA 904 14.3
Simpson Thacher New York, NY 614 13.5
Shearman & Sterling New York, NY 550 12.7
O’Melveny & Myers Los Angeles, CA 948 12.2
*Fitzpatrick, Cella New York, NY 163 11.7
Milbank Tweed New York, NY 434 11.3
Paul Weiss New York, NY 522 10.5
Irell & Manella Los Angeles, CA 233 10.3
Quinn Emanuel Los Angeles, CA 217 10.1
Howrey Washington, DC 458 10.0
Bingham McCutchen Boston, MA 865 9.9
Sedgwick Detert San Francisco, CA 312 9.3
Lewis Brisbois Los Angeles, CA 459 9.2
*Cravath Swaine New York, NY 430 9.069
Heller Ehrman San Francisco, CA 695 9.064
Dewey Ballantine New York, NY 446 8.9
Pillsbury Winthrop San Francisco, CA 647 8.8
Fish & Richardson Boston, MA 323 8.669
Davis Polk New York, NY 531 8.663
Davis Wright Seattle, WA 381 8.661

*Plantation.  No Asian American partners.


According to the Summer 2005 Minority Law Journal (published by the American Lawyer) and the 2004-2005 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.

Declined to provide information.
Law firm Headquarters
Brown McCarroll Austin, TX

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
King & Spalding Atlanta, GA 786 2.29
Vinson & Elkins Houston, TX 767 2.09
Hunton & Williams Richmond, VA 753 2.26
McGuire Woods Richmond, VA 677 1.18
Troutman Sanders Atlanta, GA 501 1.80

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Cozen O’Connor Philadelphia, PA 473 0.42
Womble Carlyle Winston-Salem, NC 469 1.07
Blank Rome Philadelphia, PA 459 1.09
Drinker Biddle Philadelphia, PA 458 1.53
Ballard Spahr Philadelphia, PA 435 1.84
Pepper Hamilton Philadelphia, PA 427 1.64
Hinshaw & Culbertson Chicago, IL 402 2.24
Akerman Senterfitt Miami, FL 402 0.5

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Barnes & Thornburg Indianapolis, IN 397 1.51
Baker Donelson Memphis, TN 396 1.0
Vorys Sater Columbus, OH 365 1.10
Frost Brown Cincinnati, OH 360 0.28
Nelson Mullins Columbia, SC 356 0.84
Bracewell & Patterson Houston, TX 353 0.85
Stoel Rives Portland, OR 352 0.85
Thompson Hine Cleveland, OH 349 1.72
McCarter & English Newark, NJ 348 2.30
Dykema Gossett Detroit, MI 346 1.45
Marshall Dennehy Philadelphia, PA 343 1.75
Buchanan Ingersoll Pittsburgh, PA 342 2.05
Schiff Hardin Chicago, IL 336 1.79
Stinson Morrison Hecker Kansas City, MO 326 1.53
Thompson & Knight Dallas, TX 326 1.23
Miller Canfield Detroit, MI 325 1.54
Michael Best Milwaukee, WI 322 0.93
Husch & Eppenberger St. Louis, MO 319 0.63
Porter Wright Columbus, OH 311 1.93
Winstead Secrest Dallas, TX 311 0.96
Wolf Block Philadelphia, PA 301 1.33

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Holland & Hart Denver, CO 293 0.68
Baker & Daniels Indianapolis, IN 291 2.06
Fox Rothschild Philadelphia, PA 282 0.71
Thompson Coburn St. Louis, MO 281 0.36
Blackwell Sanders Kansas City, MO 279 0.72
Gardere Wynne Dallas, TX 276 1.81
Lathrop & Gage Kansas City, MO 275 0.73
Ogletree Deakins Atlanta, GA 261 1.92
Eckert Seamans Pittsburgh, PA 254 1.18
Adams and Reese New Orleans, LA 252 0.4
Phelps Dunbar New Orleans, LA 252 0
Edwards & Angell Boston, MA 245 1.22
Williams Mullen Richmond, VA 244 1.64
Dinsmore & Shohl Cincinnati, OH 244 1.23
Armstrong Teasdale St. Louis, MO 243 1.23
Day Berry Hartford, CT 240 1.67
Stites & Harbison Louisville, KY 240 0
Saul Ewing Philadelphia, PA 237 1.69
Moore & Van Allen Charlotte, NC 230 0.87
Ice Miller Indianapolis, IN 228 0.44
Robinson & Cole Hartford, CT 227 1.76
Balch & Bingham Birmingham, AL 225 0
Carlton Fields Tampa, FL 220 0.91
Vedder Price Chicago, IL 215 1.86
Jones Walker New Orleans, LA 213 0
Holme Roberts Denver, CO 211 0.95
Bradley Arant Birmingham, AL 207 1.45
Allen Matkins Los Angeles, CA 204 1.96
Polsinelli Shalton Kansas City, MO 204 0.5
Honigman Miller Detroit, MI 201 0.5
Butzel Long Detroit, MI 201 0.5
Dickinson Wright Detroit 200 2.00

 

Law firm Headquarters # attys % Asian Am
Calfee Halter Cleveland, OH 198 1.01
Wyatt Tarrant Louisville, KY 196 1.02
Strasburger & Price Dallas, TX 196 0.51
Roetzel & Andress Akron, OH 194 0
Miles & Stockbridge Baltimore, MD 190 1.05
Taft Stettinius Cincinnati, OH 189 1.59
Ruden McClosky Fort Lauderdale, FL 189 1.06
Godfrey & Kahn Milwaukee, WI 188 1.60
Fowler White Tampa, FL 187 1.604
Brown Rudnick Boston, MA 186 1.61
Harris Beach Rochester, NY 186 0.54
Boies, Schiller & Flexner Armonk, NY 185 1.62
Greenebaum Doll Louisville, KY 182 1.10
Leonard Street Minneapolis, MN 182 1.10
Goulston & Storrs Boston, MA 179 1.12
Lewis and Roca Phoenix, AZ 179 0
McGlinchey Stafford New Orleans, LA 178 0.56
Lindquist & Vennum Minneapolis, MN 177 2.26
Nexsen Pruet Columbia, SC 176 0.57
Lewis Rice St. Louis, MO 174 0.57
Shughart Thomson Kansas City, MO 173 0.58
Burr & Forman Birmingham, AL 171 0.58
Warner Norcross Grand Rapids, MI 171 0
Stevens & Lee Reading, PA 170 1.76
Gibbons, Del Deo Newark, NJ 170 1.18
Bond Schoeneck Syracuse, NY 169 1.78
Bass, Berry Nashville, TN 168 0
Waller Lansden Nashville, TN 168 0.60
Choate Hall Boston, MA 167 1.20
Jackson Kelly Charleston, WV 167 0.60
Miller Martin Chattanooga, TN 167 0
GrayRobinson Orlando, FL 165 1.21
Parker Poe Charlotte, NC 163 1.23
Bullivant Houser Portland, OR 162 1.85
Fisher & Phillips Atlanta, GA 162 1.85
Nutter McClellan Boston, MA 153 1.31
Briggs & Morgan Minnesota, MN 151 1.32
Montgomery McCracken Philadelphia, PA 143 2.10
Steel Hector Miami, FL 142 1.41
Hughes & Luce Dallas, TX 141 1.42
Kutak Rock Omaha, NE 138 0
Kennedy Covington Charlotte, NC 131 0.76
McKee Nelson Washington, DC 115 0

 

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