Atlanta law companies promoted greater legal professionals to accomplice this year, continuing an upward trend. Simultaneously, ladies made up a significantly higher percentage of the brand new companion class in the town.
Women made up 45% of the city’s accomplice promotions—a prime soar from 31% last 12 months—for the eighty-two promotions that the Daily Report tracked this yr at 29 Atlanta corporations. Most of the promotions tracked for this record were at large countrywide and local companies, including King & Spalding, Alston & Bird, Seyfarth Shaw, and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. Still, the listing includes neighborhood plaintiffs and defense boutiques, such as Fried Rogers Goldberg and Weathington McGrew.
Several of Atlanta’s biggest companies markedly expanded the range of women they promoted to accomplice this yr. Of Alston & Bird’s 9 new Atlanta partners, for example, six were girls. (Last 12 months, Alston promoted the handiest three ladies out of 8 new Atlanta companions.) King & Spalding promoted thirteen attorneys in Atlanta—and 5 had been ladies. That’s up from zero ladies last year of the firm’s seven Atlanta companion promotions.
That sharply driven up the general percentage of women, due to the fact the 8 biggest Atlanta-based corporations accounted for nearly half of (forty-five %) of the eighty-two Atlanta promotions: King & Spalding, Alston & Bird, Troutman Sanders, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Eversheds Sutherland, Smith Gambrell & Russell, Morris Manning & Martin, and Arnall Golden Gregory.
Other firms with massive Atlanta workplaces also promoted more girls. At Seyfarth Shaw and Carlock Copeland & Stair, for example, 3 of each company’s 5 newly promoted companions have been women. Consistent with the regular increase in revenue and income at Atlanta’s largest firms, they persevered to boom the size in their new companion lessons. The equal group of eight large Atlanta-primarily based companies elevated their new partner instructions by 10%, for a total of ninety-five new companions nationally. Of the ones, 45% had been in Atlanta.
As in past years, the brand new Atlanta partners are more often than not graduates of Southern law colleges, making up seventy-seven % of the overall. The top faculties for this year’s magnificence were the University of Georgia (13), Georgia State University (12), Mercer University (7), the University of Virginia (five), and Emory University (four).