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Crowell & Moring Demonstrates Commitment To The Advancement of Women In The Legal Profession By Joining The Project For Attorney Retention

Washington, D.C. September 13, 2007 – Crowell & Moring LLP, along with 22 of the nation's leading law firms, has joined The Project for Attorney Retention (PAR) as a Founding Member. PAR works to stem unwanted attrition among lawyers - a benefit for both legal employers and the lawyers themselves - by the advancement of women in the legal profession and promoting work/life balance.

“Crowell & Moring is proud to be a Founding Member of PAR as it focuses on improving opportunities for women in law firms, particularly in the areas of work/life balance, success on a part-time track, and the movement of women into firm leadership. We look forward to participating in the annual academy for women partners and sharing best practices with other members,“ said Monica G. Parham, Crowell & Moring’s diversity counsel.

Launched as part of the Women's Bar Association of D.C.'s retention initiative, PAR has previously issued reports about part-time work in law firms and corporate law departments, and will launch a new study of part-time law firm partners in October 2007. PAR members work with the group to review their part-time policies and participate in professional development discussions for attorneys who work reduced hours .Additional firms are expected to join in the coming months.

PAR's Founding Members Include:


  • Arnold & Porter
  • Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass
  • Fenwick & West
  • Fulbright & Jaworski
  • Howrey
  • Powell Goldstein
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice


  • Andrews Kurth
  • Arent Fox
  • Crowell & Moring
  • Dickstein Shapiro
  • Farella Braun + Martel
  • Hogan & Hartson
  • Jackson Lewis
  • Mayer Brown
  • McCarter & English
  • Miller Law Group
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Outten & Golden
  • Schiff Hardin
  • Sidley Austin

“These firms have demonstrated a public commitment to bridging the gap between what lawyers are looking for and what most law firms offer in terms of work/life balance,” according to Joan C. Williams, co-director of PAR.

Crowell & Moring LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 350 lawyers practicing in litigation, antitrust, government contracts, corporate, intellectual property and more than 40 other practice areas. More than two-thirds of the firm's attorneys regularly litigate disputes on behalf of domestic and international corporations, start-up businesses, and individuals. Crowell & Moring's extensive client work ranges from advising on one of the world's largest telecommunications mergers to representing governments and corporations on international arbitration matters. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm also has offices in California, New York, London, and Brussels.

PAR Contact: Manar Morales, Project for Attorney Retention, 301-580-2490,

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