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Duane Morris Named 2007 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firm For Women

August 14, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, August 14, 2007 - Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the top 50 law firms for women by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, a national consulting firm focused on the retention and advancement of women. Best Law Firms for Women honors Duane Morris for its commitment to the retention and advancement of female lawyers and professional staff. Duane Morris is the only Philadelphia-based firm to make the list.

Profiled in the August/September issue of Working Mother, Duane Morris was selected by the magazine based on its reputation in the industry as well as on the quality of its benefits and compensation, parental leave, flexibility, and retention and advancement of women.

"We are thrilled to have been listed in the very first Best Law Firms for Women issue of Working Mother," said Sharon Caffrey, a partner in Duane Morris' Trial Practice and a founder of Duane Morris' Women's Initiative. "The list is a great way to highlight the issues that are important to the retention and promotion of women lawyers and staff. We applaud the editors for addressing the topic and hope it inspires action within the legal industry to create more opportunities for female lawyers."

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 is creating a number of opportunities for leadership and practice development training, with the goal of assisting its women lawyers in becoming dynamic, successful professionals.

About Duane Morris

Duane Morris LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the world, is a full-service firm of more than 600 lawyers. In addition to legal services, Duane Morris has independent affiliates employing approximately 100 professionals engaged in other disciplines. With offices in major markets, and as part of an international network of independent law firms, Duane Morris represents clients across the United States and around the world.

About Working Mother

Founded in 1979, Working Mother magazine reaches nearly three million readers and is the only national magazine for career mothers. Its 21-year signature initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, is the most important benchmark for work/life practices in corporate America. The publication also releases the annual list of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women in the June issue. Working Mother is published by Working Mother Media (WMM), which also owns the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), NAFE Magazine, the annual 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress, the Best Companies for Multicultural Women Conference and regional Town Halls. In 2006, WMM acquired Diversity Best Practices and the Business Women's Network, making Working Mother Media the largest media company in the country focused on diversity and the advancement of women. For more information, please visit

About Flex-Time Lawyers LLC

Flex-Time Lawyers LLC® is a national consulting firm advising lawyers, law firms, bar associations, law schools and corporations on work/life balance, business development, women's initiatives, re-entry of professionals and the retention and advancement of women. It hosts a membership organization with chapters in New York and Philadelphia, offering networking opportunities, support, career guidance, education and information sharing to effect change. Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is a resource to the press and legal community at large on work/life balance and women's issues and also provides recruiting services. It has been covered extensively in the national and legal press, including The New York Times, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, National Public Radio, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, National Law Journal, New York Law Journal and numerous others. For more information, please visit