International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today the Firm has earned a place on the prestigious 2015 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women list. This is the eighth time Dorsey has been recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women”.
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, says, “The 50 Best Law Firms for Women are setting and pushing forward the standard when it comes to retaining women--and advancing them to the very top, equity partnership. These firms are also committed to creating best practices that support working parents.”
The survey found that 23% of lawyers at the winning firms use full-time flex-time work arrangements and the percentage of lawyers who work reduced hours grew. The representation of women at the equity partner, non-equity partner and counsel levels has also continued to increase since 2007.
“We are pleased to be recognized once again as a Best Law Firm for Women,” said Ken Cutler, Dorsey’s Managing Partner. “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.”
The full list of the 2015 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 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 data points. Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers co-founded the 50 Best Law Firms for Women initiative in 2007 to celebrate the law firms that are most successful in retaining and promoting women lawyers. The goal is also to give law firms the information and benchmarking tools they need to improve the status of women in their firms in the future.