Welcome back to the Manliest Workplace in D.C. competition. This week, Washington’s workplaces take the stand in this, our legal bracket! (See the full 64-workplace bracket here). Since D.C.’s most powerful firms have a whole lot of man power, I’ve decided to switch up the format here. In the most sexually charged Man Madness contest yet, the manly factor of the District’s law firms will be decided solely by the ratio of male to female partners. Today, first seed Covington & Burling LLP faces off against eighth seed Steptoe & Johnson in the battle to most closely approximate the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer (right), as portrayed by the late Phil Hartman on NBC’s seminal sketch comedy program, “Saturday Night Live.” Howdy, partners!
COVINGTON & BURLING: C&B boast 131 partner-level attorneys in the D.C. area—-104 of which are men. That means Covington & Burling has a manly factor of 79.4 percent. But will that be enough to pass the bar?
STEPTOE & JOHNSON: Steptoe & Johnson also employs 131 partners in Washington, D.C. But with 106 men in its partner ranks, its manly factor is a virile 80.9 percent.
Over-ruled! Steptoe & Johnson upsets the competition by a mere two men. You survive now, Steptoe and Johnson, if those are your real names. But will you prove victorious over Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Door and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, who have more men in their names, if not in their hearts? Stay tuned!