The vaunted Sullivan & Cromwell has promoted five associates to partnership – four women and one Asian-American man.
The New York Law Journal broke the story, http://www.law.com/jsp/nylj/PubArticleNY.jsp?id=1202434841941&slreturn=1&hbxlogin=1 talking to legendary chairman H. Rodgin Cohen http://www.sullcrom.com/cohenhrodgin/. He attributed the rise in female partners to policies the firm adopted to promote workplace equality, including maternity leave and flex-time.
“I think hopefully as we have more and more women joining us it will be the new normal,” Cohen said. The firm now has 172 partners, of which 30 are women. The WSJ Law Blog also has a nice piece http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2009/10/22/deals-in-heels-80-percent-of-new-sc-partners-women/.
The new partners are: Whitney Chatterjee http://sullcrom.com/chatterjeewhitneya/; Marion Leydier http://sullcrom.com/leydiermarionc/; Zena Yoslov http://sullcrom.com/yoslovzena/; Sarah Payne http://sullcrom.com/paynesarahp/; and S. Eric Wang http://sullcrom.com/wangseric/.