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Seyfarth Named as a 2016 “Best Law Firm for Women” by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers


Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced that for the sixth consecutive year, the firm was named among Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers annual list of “Best Law Firms for Women.”

The “Best Law Firms for Women” initiative recognizes the 50 law firms that are most successful in hiring, retaining and promoting women lawyers. The winning firms lead the industry in supporting flexible work arrangements and offering generous paid parental leave. The Best Law Firms also focus on women’s business development and parity in compensation as well as increasing women’s representation among the equity partnership and leadership ranks. To read the complete 2016 executive summary, visit here.

In this year’s report on the top 50 law firms, Seyfarth is recognized for the following:

Mothers do well at this firm, serving as office managing partners in three cities, leading the largest practice group and comprising 77% of female equity partners. Reduced-hours attorneys are eligible for top roles, and jobs on special staffing teams offer enhanced flexibility.

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.

The 2016 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women application includes more than 300 questions about workforce representation; time off and leaves; childcare; flexibility; leadership, compensation and advancement of women; and development and retention of women. Profiles are culled from the applications and reflect 2015 U.S. data.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw has more than 850 attorneys and provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington, D.C., Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth’s acclaimed SeyfarthLean® client service model has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media. For more information, please visit


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