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Duane Morris Named One of the "50 Best Law Firms for Women"

Press Release
November 13, 2012

Sharon and Kyra Caffrey
Duane Morris Partner Sharon Caffrey with daughter, Kyra

PHILADELPHIA, November 13, 2012—Duane Morris is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the 2012 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers "50 Best Law Firms for Women," based on its family-friendly policies and business development initiatives that retain women and advance them into the leadership pipeline. Duane Morris is featured in the December/January issue of the magazine, and on and flextime

The Working Mother list celebrates the law firms that are most successful in retaining and promoting women lawyers. The list highlights firms that have led the way in creating new models for the legal profession in promoting women and developing more generous work life policies. Duane Morris was named on the first list of Best Law Firms for Women in 2007. This year, the evaluators gave Duane Morris a perfect score in the areas of Business Development, Networking, Mentoring & Sponsorship.

"We are honored to have been again listed as a top law firm for women," said Sharon Caffrey, a partner in Duane Morris' Trial Practice and the head of Duane Morris' Women's Initiative. "Being recognized on this list reflects the leadership role that Duane Morris has played in the legal community with regard to supporting women lawyers. The Working Mother list is an opportunity for law firms to learn what other firms are doing to develop opportunities for women."

The Duane Morris Women's Initiative is a formal group at the firm that seeks to foster the development, advancement and retention of women lawyers and to make Duane Morris a leader among law firms in women's professional development. As part of the group's programming efforts, the Women's Initiative has created a number of opportunities for leadership and practice development training, with the goal of assisting its women lawyers in becoming dynamic, successful professionals.

About Flex-Time Lawyers

Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is an international consulting firm founded by Deborah Epstein Henry in the late 1990s, providing advisory, training and speaking services to employers and professionals on work life balance, retaining and promoting women and new models of legal practice.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website,, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives ( and Diversity Best Practices ( are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.

About Duane Morris

Duane Morris LLP, a global law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices across the United States and around the world, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today’s legal and business challenges.