Welcome back to the Manliest Workplace in D.C. Competition, wherein I arbitrarily and decisively rate local workplaces based on how many dudes they employ. Fear my wrath! (And see the entire 64-workplace bracket here). This week: Are D.C.’s law firms as manly as the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer character (right), as portrayed by the late Phil Hartman on NBC’s seminal sketch comedy program, “Saturday Night Live”? Let’s find out!
The legal bracket of the competition continues with two surname heavy firms. But doth Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Door & Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld protest too much? Show me your non-sexual partners!
WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE & DORR: Of the 130 partners in Wilmer’s D.C. office, 97 are men. If my calculations are correct—-and they may very well not be—-that leaves the firm with a pretty Dorr 74.6 percent manliness.
AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD: With 90 out of 102 partners in the Washington, D.C. branch appearing to be men, the dudes at AGSH&F register an impressive 88.2 percent manliness. And prove victorious!
Tune in tomorrow when more reasonably named law firms Williams & Connolly and Hogan & Hartson man up.