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Duane Morris Named One of the "50 Best Law Firms for Women" for the Sixth Time
July 26, 2016
PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2016—Duane Morris LLP has been named one of the 2016 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC “50 Best Law Firms for Women,” based on the firm’s 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 flextimelawyers.com. Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers co-founded the 50 Best Law Firms for Women initiative in 2007 to honor law firms committed to creating the best women-friendly workplaces.
The Working Mother list measures firms on such factors as: representation; flexibility; paid time off and parental leave; leadership, compensation and advancement of women; and development and retention of women. Duane Morris was named on the first list of Best Law Firms for Women in 2007, and again in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
“To be selected six times, and five years in a row, is quite an honor,” said Sandra A. Jeskie, the head of Duane Morris’ Women’s Impact Network for Success (WINS). “As a firm, we strive to make our workplace an environment where women can thrive and this recognition is a great testament to our commitment to advance the role of women in the profession.”
“At Duane Morris, the success of our female attorneys is a priority,” said John J. Soroko, Chairman and CEO of Duane Morris. “We are pleased to see our efforts are making a difference for our attorneys and providing them resources to succeed.”
WINS is devoted to the success of the women attorneys within the firm and in the industry. Through various programs, it exchanges ideas, fosters and expands business contacts and opportunities, and enhances attorney development to fully realize the talent, knowledge and potential of Duane Morris’ women attorneys.
About Duane Morris
Duane Morris LLP provides innovative solutions to today’s multifaceted legal and business challenges through the collegial and collaborative culture of its more than 750 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally. The firm represents a broad array of clients, spanning all major practices and industries.
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/research), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM.