As an escapee of BigLaw, I know what the model is – and it ain’t pretty when it comes to things like gender equality.

My new article in Above The Law discusses BigLaw, and is entitled “Can Women Lawyers Ever Find Equality In Biglaw?

It begins:

“Hey — who cares if Biglaw is white and male as long as it can charge $2,000 per hour (or more). It’s all about the money, after all. Isn’t it?

Of course.

As long as the profits keep rolling in, why should Biglaw care about gender equality? Yeah, I know – clients are starting to demand it; let’s see what happens. (The CEO of United Airlines probably had a similar lack of concern the other day about the passenger dragged off one of his planes, until the PR nightmare hit).”

“Is this REALY the way it really is in BigLaw? Hardly!”


I then discuss the “grinding factory” that is BigLaw.

Fortunately, there are options these days – Google my firm.

Read the entire article here.  Read all of my ATL articles here.