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Diversity: Bingham McCutchen LLP


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Diversity at Bingham McCutchen LLP

Bingham is an industry leader in the percentages of women and lawyers of color at every level of seniority in our firm, but we know that our commitment to diversity must be constantly reinforced and evolve over time, consistent with the changing needs of our people.

Our diversity program is a critical element of our culture, our business and our values. We have achieved and sustained recognition as a top-tier law firm by recruiting and promoting women and men from diverse backgrounds; their differences have made Bingham stronger, more energetic, more dynamic and more creative than if we were all alike. In turn, our clients are better served, more diverse across industries and more loyal.

Bingham is proud to be recognized publicly for our ongoing commitment to increasing diversity throughout our firm. Recent examples include:

For five years running (2005–2009) FORTUNE magazine has named us to the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.

In 2008 Bingham was named to the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity and the Top 100 Law Firms for Women by MultiCultural Law magazine. In 2007 the magazine ranked Bingham among the top 25 on lists measuring law firms on diversity, number of Asian American attorneys and number of women attorneys.

Bingham ranked 44th out of 211 law firms on Minority Law Journal’s 2008 Diversity Scorecard, which surveyed the largest law firms in the U.S.

We are on the 2008 list of the 50 best law firms for working mothers and flex-time lawyers by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, after being named to the 2007 inaugural list.

Bingham was one of 64 law firms and 259 businesses nationwide to score 100 percent on the 2008 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, the firm’s second-straight perfect score on the annual ranking of companies based on their treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors.

In 2008 the Los Angeles Business Journal named our L.A. and Santa Monica offices No. 1 in its “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” competition.

Since 2004 our San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Walnut Creek offices have ranked on the San Francisco/Silicon Valley/East Bay Business Times’ list of best places to work in the Bay Area.

Since 2003 our Boston office has ranked among the 20 best places to work by the Boston Business Journal and is eighth on the inaugural 2008 Boston Globe list.

In 2008 our New York office was the highest-ranked law firm on Crain’s New York Business’ list of best places to work in the city.

For more information, contact Minita Shah, Bingham’s manager of diversity and inclusion, at minita.shah@bingham.com.