Thompson Coe Ranks 21st in NLJ “Women in Law Scorecard”
Jul 6, 2018
The National Law Journal recently released their Women in Law Scorecard, where they surveyed 264 of the nation's largest firms and ranked them according to percentages of of women attorneys and partners. Thompson Coe ranked 21st on the scorecard, demonstrating a continued commitment to hiring and promoting female attorneys.
The Texas Lawyer recently featured Thompson Coe in an article noting the firm was one of two Texas-based firms to break the top 25.
Ellen Van Meir, a partner in Dallas who is a member of the firm’s management committee was quoted in the article saying, "the firm’s women lawyer numbers are high because of the firm’s long history of hiring women associates and because so many women lawyers have stayed at the firm for many years. We [also] like to reflect the marketplace. We are still interested in hiring straight out of school and that has an impact on the makeup of our firm, and in addition, it’s important to our clients.”
Thompson Coe's 2017 female figures came in at 21% equity partners, 30% contract partners and 51% nonpartners.