2022 Corporate Legal Department Diversity Survey

August 2022

ALM is excited to announce their first ever Legal Department Diversity Survey. Since diversity is such an important part of a corporate culture that breeds innovation, business success and healthier workplaces this survey was created in collaboration with Corporate Counsel to help build an understanding and conversation around diversity efforts in legal departments. 

If you are interested in downloading the results of our survey please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. If you would like to learn more about this research and report you can contact us directly at [email protected]

Key Takeaways from the research include:

  • While 51% of respondents indicated their diversity objectives were “more ambitious” than their broader organization, only 35% indicated their departments were more or much more diverse than their broader organization. The responses highlight the concept of “overplacement,” which is the tendency to inaccurately believe that results rank higher than others in certain contexts, particularly competitive pursuits
  • While nearly half of the senior legal department leaders were women, less than 25% were ethnic minorities
  • The percentage of women CLO/GCs (36%) is significantly better than the percentage of Am Law 200 women managing or comanaging partners as of 2022 (14%)
  • The percentage of ethnic minority CLO/GCs (37%) and managing attorneys (25%) is drastically better than the percentage of Am Law 200 ethnic minority managing or co-managing partners  as of 2022 (5%)

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