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The Leopard Den Podcast: The Challenges of Women in Big Law

While top law firms are taking steps towards gender equality, challenges for women in Big Law persist. Our data reveals that many women are leaving the industry at the height of their careers, despite more women than men being hired straight out of law school.

The Challenges of Women in Big Law Report 2023

The Leopard Solutions Women Leaving Law 2022 report showed that a large number of women are choosing to leave Big Law at the peak of their careers. Conversely, more women are being hired than men out of law school. Their exits at the later career stage could pose future risks to firms. We recently surveyed women currently working in the Top 200 firms to get their insights directly, and combined with an in-depth analysis of the Leopard Solutions database to offer key strategies that law firms should consider implementing. Get the report to gain an understanding and insights into how to combat this trend.

The Use of Outside Counsel

Leopard Solutions’ 2022 In-House survey showed that the majority of respondents (98%) hire outside counsel, with litigation (50%), corporate (17%), and intellectual property (10%) being the most in-demand practice areas. How can firms stand out amongst the competition?

Webinar Replay and Slides: The Challenges of Women in Big Law

In our recent webinar, a panel of female industry professionals joined Laura Leopard, CEO of Leopard Solutions, to delve deeper into the results of the women working in the Top 200 survey and discuss the opportunities and obstacles facing today's women attorneys.

The After Party Podcast: Women in Big Law

Listen in on the afterparty podcast on the recent The Challenges of Women in Big Law webinar, whereby the esteemed panelists continued the discussion by exposing women’s challenges and spotlighting areas where they have been able to excel. What are the top 200 firms doing to support gender equality, and how can they help level the playing field for women against their male counterparts?

Law Firm Hiring

At many legal conferences, you can usually bet that you will see a session on ‘Moneyball for Law Firms’. Yet, no one is really playing the game. To assess how well your recruitment is doing, you need reliable data and an understanding of the costs of recruitment. Onboarding entry-level hires are expensive and time-consuming, as are lateral hires. If they don’t stay, it costs your firm wasted time and future earnings you believed that associate would bring to your organization. Leopard Solutions analyzed the cost of hiring and provide insights on where the value of hiring could be.

The After Party Podcast: The 2022 State of the Legal Industry Report

Listen in on the afterparty podcast on the recent 2022 State of the Legal Industry webinar, whereby the esteemed panelists continued the discussion on topics such as lateral and entry level hires, attorney exits and retention, promotions, law firm growth and decline, diversity changes within the industry, and more.

2022 State of Legal Industry Report

The Leopard Solutions State of the Legal Industry Report highlights a rocky year of change that saw needs shift and firms adjust as the market went into a correction. The legal industry is also showing signs of the need to improve its partnership strategy while it continues to battle gender and diversity recruitment. 2022 State of Legal Industry Report, webinar, and slides available for download.

The After Party Podcast: Examining The Results of the 2022 In-House Counsel Survey

In this podcast, we continue the conversation and hear more about our panelists' Big Law experiences, their in-house life, and the kinds of communication they find most valuable from their outside counsel.

White Paper: The Results of the 2022 In-House Counsel Survey

This research report discusses the current in-house counsel landscape including job satisfaction, compensation, and what they look for in outside counsel.

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