(April 18, 2018) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been named among the 2018 “Top Ten Female Friendly Firms” by Yale Law Women (YLW).
“We are honored to be recognized by Yale Law Women for our ongoing commitment to cultivating a supportive work environment for women,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “We are proud of the many programs and resources we offer to ensure that the women of our firm are supported and can excel in both their professional and personal lives.”
In addition to inclusion in the Top Ten list, the firm is being recognized by YLW for superior performance in the following categories:
- At Least 50% of Associates Are Women
- At Least 25% of Equity Partners Are Women
- At Least 50% of Attorneys Promoted to Equity Partners in 2017 Are Women
To compile the list, YLW surveyed firms on the 2018 Vault Top 100 Law Firms list. YLW collected data on family accommodations and parental leave, as well as indicators of gender equality in partnership promotions and composition of leadership committees.
A number of Littler programs and initiatives support the advancement of women and diverse attorneys. Through its award-winning Career Advocacy Program (CAP), Investment for Success Program and Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI), the firm develops and retains women and diverse attorneys 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.
Littler’s efforts have been recognized across the legal industry by Law360, Vault and the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, among others. In addition, Working Mother magazine has selected the firm eight times as a “Best Law Firm for Women.”
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,500 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 over 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.