Working Mother Names Crowell & Moring Among 'Best Law Firms for Women' for Fifth Consecutive Year
Washington, D.C. – July 27, 2016: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Working Mother and Flex Time Lawyers for the fifth consecutive year as one of the "50 Best Law Firms for Women." The list distinguishes law firms that lead the industry in creating and using best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers. "We are honored that our commitment to the development, retention, and advancement of our women lawyers has again been recognized by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers," Crowell & Moring Managing Partner Ellen Dwyer said. "We work hard to ensure that our firm is a place where women can build meaningful careers, and our efforts on this front are designed to empower them—from our Women Attorneys' Network to our broader sponsorship initiative, and beyond."
Most recently, the firm’s sponsorship program was ranked first in the "Talent Development" category in The Financial Times "Most Innovative North American Law Firms 2015" special report. The report recognized the program, launched in 2012, as "a robust sponsorship initiative to address the glass ceiling for under-represented lawyers in the firm."
Crowell & Moring has a long history of women in leadership. In 1995, the firm became the first major Washington, D.C.-based law firm to elect a female chair, Rosemary Collyer, who later become a district judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The firm’s current women leaders include chair Angela B. Styles, Dwyer, Executive Committee members Janet Levine and Kathleen Taylor Sooy, and Management Board member Cheryl A. Falvey, among many others.
Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers co-founded the Best Law Firms for Women initiative in 2007. The goal is also to give law firms the benchmarking tools to enable them to improve the status of women in their firms in the future. The full list of firms can be viewed here.
Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.
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