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How Gender Bias May Be Costing Law Firms: Why Many Women Prefer Female Attorneys

Female law professionals have made tremendous gains in terms of representation at the largest law firms in the United States. Despite the increase in female law graduates, the number of senior level law-firm partners continues to trail behind male lawyers. In addition, a survey and review by Sky Analytics Inc., reported significant discrepancies in billing rates, between male and female law professionals. The data was collected after a review of $3.4 billion dollars of legal firm billing records, and 3,071 law firms from a variety of industry sectors, including energy, technology, manufacturing and family law.  How big were the discrepancies?…

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