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Seyfarth Named as a 2015 “Best Law Firm for Women” by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers

07/29/2015

CHICAGO (July 29, 2015) — Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced that for the fifth consecutive year, the firm was named among Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers annual list of “Best Law Firms for Women.”

Scoring was based on the previous year’s benchmark results, as well as responses to more than 300 questions regarding workforce representation; time off and leaves; child care; flexibility; leadership, compensation and advancement of women; and development and retention of women. Winning firms led the industry in supporting flexible work arrangements and offering generous paid parental leave. The Best Law Firms also focused on women’s business development and parity in compensation as well as increasing women’s representation among the equity partnership and leadership ranks.

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

In a first for this firm, five women made equity partner here in January, outpacing their male colleagues, who earned four spots. The Seyfarth Women’s Network provides coaching and development opportunities to nonequity partners and addresses issues in all female attorneys’ careers.

Founded in 2007 by Working Mother Media, publisher of Working Mother magazine, and consulting firm Flex-Time Lawyers, the Best Law Firms for Women initiative recognizes the 50 law firms that are most successful in hiring, retaining and promoting women lawyers. To read the complete 2015 executive summary, visit here.

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 www.seyfarth.com.  

Contacts:
Brian Kiefer, Director of Public Relations
(312) 460-6401, bkiefer@seyfarth.com

Martin Grego, Public Relations Manager
(312) 460-6659, mgrego@seyfarth.com