The American Lawyer’s latest Diversity Scorecard once again places Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP among the top US law firms for diversity. In Am Law’s 2017 rankings, Milbank comes in 10th among all Am Law 200/NLJ 250 law firms, up three places from 2016.
For the scorecard, Am Law ranks firms according to the percentage of minority attorneys – Asian-American, African-American, Latino or Hispanic, Native American and self-described multiracial – in the organizations as a whole and within their partnerships. Reflecting the firm’s ongoing commitment to diversity, Milbank has ranked in the top 15 for the past five years. This strong score has contributed to the firm’s exceptional performance on Am Law’s elite annual A-List, on which Milbank ranked 3rd in 2016.
“It is gratifying to receive this recognition,” says partner Jerome McCluskey, head of Milbank’s Diversity Committee, which was founded 25 years ago. “Milbank’s focus on diversity is simply an outgrowth of our single-minded focus on attracting and nurturing the best and brightest legal talent we can possibly find. This focus is core to our mission and has been for a long time. In this highly competitive market, diversity is essential for any world-class global firm. Therefore, diversity is a priority for us – and we look forward to continuing to build on these efforts.”