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Nilan Johnson Lewis at No. 8 on Law360’s Glass Ceiling Report

Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL) is proud to announce that it has again been recognized in Law 360’s Glass Ceiling Report: Women in the Law, an annual report that evaluates the representation of female attorneys across the legal industry. NJL placed No. 8 among all U.S. law firms employing 100 or fewer attorneys, placing NJL among an elite group of only 7.9% of the firms that exceeded Law360’s benchmarks. 

NJL is one of the largest certified women-owned law firms in the country, as certified by WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). This is in addition to having women in our President and CEO roles, as well as women being the majority of NJL’s Board of Directors. In 2021, the year covered in the Glass Ceiling Report, 34.4% of NJL’s shareholders were female (far above the national average of 25% per the report) and together owned the majority of the shares at NJL. The firm is proud that our rankings exemplify NJL’s women-owned vision.

This is the fifth time NJL has been recognized in Law360’s report for female representation. The firm is also the only legal services provider to win the Minnesota Women Lawyers Leadership Award three times. The award recognizes those firms that work to enhance the status, influence, and effectiveness of female attorneys.

About Nilan Johnson Lewis

Nilan Johnson Lewis is an innovative, independent, women-owned law firm that is a first choice for organizations across the country seeking deep expertise to solve their complex business challenges and disputes. Diversity is a core founding value of NJL. In 2022, the firm became certified as a women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a significant milestone in NJL’s ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace and being a law firm that delivers exceptional results because we celebrate and advance the diversity of our members and clients. The firm has deep expertise in five areas of law: business litigation, corporate and transactional services, health care, labor and employment, and product liability/complex tort litigation. Learn more at

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