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Seyfarth Named as a 2017 “Best Law Firm for Women” by Working Mother


Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced that for the seventh consecutive year, the firm was named among Working Mother’s annual list of “Best Law Firms for Women” in recognition of using best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers. The annual list recognizes 50 U.S. law firms for their advancement of women and implementation of work-life balance initiatives.

The full list of the 2017 Working Mother “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. For the first time, Working Mother worked in collaboration with the ABA Journal as a knowledge partner. In this year’s report on the top 50 law firms, Seyfarth is recognized for the following:

Learning to be mindful, resilient and community-minded are all aspects of this firm’s SeyfarthLife initiative, which uses affinity groups, benefits, courses and other resources to add balance to attorneys’ lives. Unlimited vacation, alternative schedules and 18 weeks’ primary-caregiver leave help too.

“We are honored to be consistently recognized for our diversity initiatives which enable the highest levels of performance and career satisfaction for all attorneys,” said Ellen McLaughlin, national chair of Seyfarth Women’s Network. “Seyfarth women hold significant leadership roles within the firm and are paving the way for our next generation of women leaders.”

Law firms completed an extensive application in the areas of workforce profile, flexibility and development and retention of women. Best Law Firms were selected from a pool of self-selected applicant firms with 50 or more lawyers in the U.S. Statistics reported are aggregated from data provided by the firms collected from the full year of 2016.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw has more than 900 attorneys in 14 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. 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 has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms and media.