Only one percent of the 840 equity partners at the 20 largest Dallas law firms are black. Thirteen of those law firms have no African-American partners at all. Nine law firms have no Hispanic partners, according to a new report by the Dallas Diversity Task Force. Overall, lawyers of color comprise 12 percent of all the attorneys working at the 20 biggest firms, which is actually an increase from eight percent just six years ago.
Two major Dallas law firms – Weil, Gotshal & Manges and K&L Gates – received a passing grade.