According to the National Association of Law Placement, 43 percent of all U.S. law firms do not have a single partner of color. Among the 7,846 attorneys practicing at five of the top law firms in the New York metro area, just 26 are Black. Writers Katherine Adu, K. Emily Bond and Patrice Toombs profile five of them in the pages that follow.
Sheila S. Boston, partner - Kaye Scholer LLP, New York City
Jeh Johnson, partner - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York City
Marsha E. Simms, partner - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York City
Errol Taylor, partner - Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, New York City
Vaughn Williams, partner - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York City