(July 25, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, was named as one of the 2017 “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine for employing best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers. The annual list recognizes 50 U.S. law firms for their policies in the advancement of women and for the implementation of work-life balance initiatives.
“It is an honor for Littler to be recognized for the eighth time by Working Mother,” Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, said in a joint statement. “We take pride in cultivating a supportive working environment that not only attracts and retains talented female attorneys, but encourages their success.”
Participating firms completed an extensive application in the areas of workforce profile, flexibility, and development and retention of women. The best law firms were selected from a pool of 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.
“This is the tenth year Working Mother has recognized the Best Law Firms for Women which heralds U.S. law firms that create and use best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers. We are proud to illuminate the accomplishments of the firms leading the way in helping women advance and achieve a more balanced work life,” said Subha V. Barry, senior vice president and managing director of Working Mother Media.
Littler has a number of programs and initiatives in place to support the advancement of women and diverse attorneys. Through its award-winning Career Advocacy Program (CAP) and Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI), the firm focuses on developing and retaining women leaders at every level. Additionally, Littler’s female attorneys participate in their legal, business and civic communities, championing causes important to the firm, such as women’s advancement, diversity and inclusion, and innovation in the delivery of legal services. As a result, Littler continues to be recognized by organizations such as Law360 and Vault, which have ranked Littler a top firm in Diversity for Women, and by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, which has given Littler the gold standard certification every year since it began the award in 2011.
For the first time, Working Mother worked in collaboration with the ABA Journal as a knowledge partner. The ABA Journal’s companion feature will appear in October. In addition, Littler will be honored at the Best Law Firms for Women Gala Awards Luncheon and Career Accelerator Summit on October 4 at the Peninsula Chicago.
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Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,300 attorneys in over 75 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.