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Working Mother Names Crowell & Moring Among 'Best Law Firms for Women' for Sixth Consecutive Year

Firm recognized for sponsorship initiative, ‘balanced’ hours arrangements

Washington – July 28, 2017: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Working Mother and Flex Time Lawyers for the sixth consecutive year as one of the "Best Law Firms for Women." The firm is ranked among 50 law firms recognized for their commitment to retaining and promoting women lawyers; their policies in the advancement of women; and for the implementation of work-life balance initiatives.

“We are honored to be recognized again by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers as among the best U.S. firms committed to retaining and promoting women lawyers,” Crowell & Moring chair Angela Styles said. “We want to help our lawyers build their careers. Our aim is to provide them with the professional development and flexible work arrangements they need to succeed.”

Working Mother cited the firm’s sponsorship initiative in which firm leaders mentor women and diverse lawyers, with the goal of positioning under-represented attorneys to become leaders. The survey also recognized the firm for its “balanced” hours arrangements, which allow lawyers to work reduced schedules “without losing opportunities.”

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-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 Styles, general counsel Ellen Dwyer, 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.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

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, London, and Brussels.


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