Women in the nation’s top 200 law firms are well-represented in niche practice areas. But the percentage of females is lower in practice areas that pay the most, according to a recent study.
The “middling percentage” of women in high-earning practice areas effectively means that women earn less as a group, according to the study, available here, by ALM Legal Intelligence. Law.com (sub. req.) has a summary of the findings.
Jacquelyn Knight, a legal recruiter at Major, Lindsey & Africa in New York, told Law.com that women might be opting for niche practices because they think they will have more flexibility in their hours.