June 23, 2011
Survey Ranks Firm Among Top Four in U.S.
Thompson Hine LLP has been ranked as one of the top four U.S. law firms for promoting women to partner in 2011, according to a survey conducted by the Project for Attorney Retention (PAR).
PAR surveyed the U.S. offices of 123 firms and found that overall, 33 percent of the new partners elected in 2011 were women, down from 34 percent in 2010. Women comprised 50 percent or more of newly elected partners at just 22 of the surveyed firms. Thompson Hine named seven new partners this year, five of whom are women (71 percent), putting the firm in the survey's top four in terms of proportion of women achieving partner status.
"These results clearly indicate that law firms in general need to step up their games when it comes to retaining women lawyers and acknowledging their contributions," said Heidi B. Goldstein, chair of Spotlight on Women®, Thompson Hine's women's initiative. "We are proud of the progress we've made at Thompson Hine through the efforts of our women's initiative. Our women lawyers know that the firm values them and supports their professional development and transition to leadership roles."
David J. Hooker, the firm's managing partner, said, "Thompson Hine's dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion extends to all aspects of our organization including the election of partners. Our women lawyers contribute greatly to the firm's success and we are committed to recognizing their achievements."
PAR, a nonprofit organization that studies the advancement of women lawyers and work-life issues for all lawyers, is headquartered at UC Hastings College of the Law. For more information, please visit PAR's website
About Thompson Hine LLP
Established in 1911, Thompson Hine is a business law firm dedicated to providing superior client service. The firm has been recognized for ten consecutive years as a top law firm in the country for client service excellence in The BTI Client Service A-Team: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. With offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C., Thompson Hine serves premier businesses worldwide.
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