Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P (Thompson Coe) has recently been ranked by the prominent legal news publication, Law360, as the 220th largest firm in the nation, moving 28 places from 248 in 2016. Law360 surveyed U.S.-based law firms and vereins with a U.S. component and ranked the 400 largest by domestic attorney headcount.
In addition to being ranked among the largest U.S. firms, Thompson Coe made an appearance in The American Lawyer article, "Overview: Meet the GCs Who May Finally Move the Needle on Diversity," as the firm with the 2nd highest percentage of African American attorneys among Am Law 200 and NLJ 250 firms in 2016. According to ALM, "in 2016, as was the case in 2015, African-Americans comprised only 3.0 percent of Big Law attorneys: 3.9 percent of nonpartners and 1.9 percent of partners." At 7.5%, Thompson Coe more than doubled the Big Law average.
George Arnold, Thompson Coe's Diversity Committee Chair, said "Fostering diversity has always been a priority to the firm, but as we continue to grow our commitment to recruit, develop and retain professionals reflecting the gender, racial and cultural diversity of our communities remains stronger than ever. Not only do we enjoy the benefits diversity brings to the firm, we are proud to be considered leaders in this initiative."
Thompson Coe has a solid history of being recognized for its diversity efforts. In 2016 alone, the National Law Journal Recognized Thompson Coe as one of “The Best Places for Women” attorneys to work and Texas Lawyer recognized the firm as One of the Top Firms in Dallas for Diversity.
About Thompson Coe
Since 1951, Thompson Coe has been the litigation firm of choice for one of the most sophisticated buyers of legal services in American business–the insurance industry. Built on a strong foundation of handling major case litigation and regulatory challenges for the insurance sector, Thompson Coe has grown into a multi-service law firm offering comprehensive legal services to regional and national clients. Clients choose Thompson Coe because the firm provides a total, integrated solution to their legal service needs.