Twelve of the 31 lawyers in Nossaman’s infrastructure group are women, nine of them partners. The vast majority of the infrastructure group’s new hires are women, many of them from outside the U.S. (Canada, Australia, South Korea and others.) This contrasts with most of its competitors in the P3 market.
Why? “Frankly, the women have better resumes,” says Patrick Harder, who heads Nossaman’s infrastructure practice and is the gatekeeper for new hires in his practice area. Three quarters of the resumes are from women, and “our best candidates are highly slanted toward women,” he says.