Holland & Knight Recognized as a "Best Law Firm for Women and Diversity" by Seramount
MIAMI (June 1, 2023) – Seramount has named Holland & Knight among the 50 Best Law Firms for Women and Diversity. The annual list recognizes firms that use best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting and developing women lawyers and lawyers from underrepresented groups, including people of color. Seramount is a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
"This honor reflects our firm's steadfast efforts to create an environment that fosters the advancement of all of our attorneys and professionals," said Judy Nemsick, chair of Holland & Knight's Women's Initiative. "We continually strive to provide industry-leading programs and benefits to further support our attorneys' professional and personal growth."
"I'm proud to expand our Best Law Firms for Women to include diversity, equity and inclusion efforts," said Subha V. Barry, president of Seramount. "From increasing representation of historically excluded talent to expanding upon their family-friendly benefits, our Best Law Firms are putting in the work necessary to build firm cultures where employees can thrive."
Highlights of the 2023 Best Law Firms for Women & Diversity:
- Representation: 42 percent of lawyers are women, up from 41 percent last year; 23 percent of lawyers are people of color, up from 22 percent last year; 34 percent of lawyers hired are people of color, up from 33 percent last year; 41 percent of women lawyers hired are women of color, up from 39 percent last year.
- Advancement: The percentage of women promoted to equity partner is 39 percent, up from 37 percent last year; the percentage of people of color promoted to equity partner is 17 percent, down from 18 percent last year.
- Benefits: 84 percent of firms offer backup childcare, up from 80 percent last year; 90 percent subsidize everyday childcare costs, up from 88 percent last year.
Seramount’s 2023 Best Law Firms for Women & Diversity application includes more than 300 questions about attorney demographics at different levels, flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women and people of color as well as those from other underrepresented groups. Questions about family-friendly benefits and mentoring and sponsorship participation are also included.