Faegre Baker Daniels has been selected as one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women in the United States by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers – an award that recognizes firms for leading the industry with innovative new practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers.
FaegreBD strives to promote gender equity in the partnership and leadership positions. The firm’s Management Board is 28 percent female, and the partnership is 27 percent female.
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.”
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.
Among the 50 Best Firms for Women, women represent 30 percent of non-equity lawyers — the highest percentage in the past nine years — while 20 percent of equity partners are women compared with a national average of 18 percent. The number of Best Law Firms reporting three or more women among the top 10 rainmakers increased from 16 percent to 22 percent over the last year.
View the full list of the 50 Best Firms for Women.
About Flex-Time Lawyers
Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is an international consulting firm founded by Deborah Epstein Henry in the late 1990s, providing advisory, training and speaking services to employers and professionals on work life balance, retaining and promoting women and the future of the legal profession.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers.