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PwC Launches Law Firm Diversity Study
The Law Firm Services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Private Company Services practice today launched the firm’s first-ever survey focused on diversity at law firms.
The “Cultural Awareness and Inclusion Survey” was developed over the past year with significant input from PwC’s Diversity Advisory Group, various attorneys and organizations, and law firms recognized for their public commitment to expanding diversity efforts.
Questionnaires were distributed on February 6th, and survey results will be made available to participating firms in July 2009.
To ensure the survey provides a broad picture of a Firm’s diversity efforts, the final report will include two sections. One will provide detailed gender and minority statistics for law firm timekeepers in areas such as headcount ratios, utilization, revenue, and promotion and turnover. The second will summarize firm-wide diversity efforts in five key areas, including leadership, programs/initiatives, recruitment, retention and promotions, and client management.
Big Four auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers is the world’s largest professional services firm. It was formed in 1998 from a merger between Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand.