Ropes & Gray Ranked #1 for Diversity in 2015 Vault Survey

Jul 16, 2014, 11:49 ET from Ropes & Gray LLP

NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2015 Vault Guide announced that Ropes & Gray has been ranked #1 for overall diversity among U.S. law firms. This is the sixth year in a row that Ropes & Gray has ranked in the Vault top five for overall diversity.

Ropes & Gray also ranked in the top five in every diversity-related category, including:

  • #1 for diversity for individuals with disabilities
  • #2 for diversity for LGBT
  • #2 for diversity for veterans (a new category for 2015)
  • #3 for diversity for minorities
  • #5 for diversity for women

Associates surveyed by Vault praised Ropes & Gray's focus on diversity, noting that "[t]he firm is very positive and encouraging of diversity, with a range of affinity groups and one-on-one mentoring."

"We are proud of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace," said Ropes & Gray chairman R. Bradford Malt. "This recognition encourages us all to stay resolute in our dedication to these efforts."

The firm also was recognized for its quality of life and training programs in multiple Vault categories announced in June and July, including being ranked #2 overall as "Best Law Firm to Work For"—marking the sixth straight year Ropes & Gray has ranked in the top three in this category—and being ranked #1 for both formal and informal training.

The Vault rankings are based on a survey of 17,000 U.S. associates, who evaluate firms based on factors including job satisfaction, training and development, and diversity.

Read more about Ropes & Gray's diversity initiatives here:

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Tim Larimer
Senior Director of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Ropes & Gray LLP
Phone: +1 212 596 9414

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