International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today the Firm has earned a place on the prestigious 2016 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for Women list. This is the ninth time Dorsey has been recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women.”
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, says, “Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers’ Best Law Firms show how to make it work. Despite intense pressures, the success of the firms in creating workable solutions for working families shows their commitment and ingenuity to create a progressive future for their firms.”
The survey found that the proportion of seats held by women on the executive/management committee (25%) has steadily increased since 2012, when it was 21%. The proportion of compensation/finance committee seats held by women increased to 25%, up two percentage points from the previous year and up four percentage points since 2012.
“We are committed to being a women-friendly workplace and having the policies and infrastructure in place to enable our attorneys to manage their professional and personal lives in the way that works best for them. We believe this benefits our lawyers, the Firm as a whole, and, most importantly, our clients, said Ken Cutler, Dorsey’s Managing Partner. “We are pleased to be recognized once again as a Best Law Firm for Women.”
The full list of the 2016 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women is posted here with highlights on representation of women and women of color in key leadership roles, and usage and promotion rates for reduced-hour lawyers, among other key points. Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers co-founded the "Best Law Firms" for Women initiative in 2007 to recognize firms that lead the industry in initiatives for women’s business development and career advancement, plus offer flexible work arrangements and generous paid parental leave, among other important benefits.