The Diversity Discussion: How Firms Stand Out


McDermott’s Chicago office was recognized for having the highest percentage of women lawyers (40) among the 10 largest law offices in Illinois, and for its high female percentages of capital partners (25) and income partners (48). Lydia Kelley, who in 2014 succeeded Nancy Gerrie as Chicago office managing partner, said that “It’s important … for younger female lawyers who are just beginning their careers to see females at the firm in leadership positions. It’s important to see that those positions can be attained and you’re going to be judged on your abilities and that there are no other bars to your success.” Read the full article