Press Release

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

July 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2015—Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the 2015 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC “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 August/September issue of the magazine, and on workingmother.com and flextime lawyers.com. Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers co-founded the 50 Best Law Firms for Women initiative in 2007 to celebrate the law firms that are most successful in retaining and promoting women lawyers. 

The Working Mother list measures firms on such factors as: representation; flexibility; child care; leadership, compensation, development and advancement of women; and time off policies. Duane Morris was named on the first list of Best Law Firms for Women in 2007, and again in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

“This is the fourth year in a row and the fifth time that Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers have selected Duane Morris as a top firm for women,” said Sandra A. Jeskie, the head of Duane Morris’ Women’s Initiative. “This recognition, in addition to being named to the Yale Law Women’s 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms list, is a great honor and testament to our commitment to advance the role of women in the profession.”

The Duane Morris Women’s Initiative is devoted to developing women attorneys into leaders within the firm and in the industry. Through various programs, the Initiative provides opportunities to exchange ideas, foster and expand business contacts and opportunities, and enhance attorney development in order to leverage the talent and knowledge of the women attorneys at the firm. The programs impact women across professional service industries and include topics on women’s leadership, mentoring and career development, as well as legal trends geared toward female in-house counsel.

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 the future of the legal profession. It provides consulting and speaking services to law firms, corporations, professional service firms, nonprofits, bar associations and law schools, as well as at conferences and retreats. For more information, please visit http://www.flextimelawyers.com

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than two million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. 

About Duane Morris

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