Yale Law Women has released for the first time a list of female-friendly firms. A student-led organization, which aims to advance the status of women at Yale Law School and in the legal profession at large, has for the past 12 years create a Top 10 list of family-friendly law firms. With gender moving up the law firm agenda, they have launched the new list.
Female Friendly List
Yale Law Women publishes the lists in alphabetical order, rather than a competitive ranking. The Top 10 female friendly firms are: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Bryan Cave, Hogan Lovells, Holland & Knight, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Littler, McDermott Will & Emery, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Morrison & Foerster, and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Members of the Yale Law Women Top 10 committee create the lists by sending a survey to all Vault 100 law firms and examining the policies of around 50 firms which responded. The responses were then weighted based on surveys of Yale Law graduates of all genders currently working at those firms. The firms on the female-friendly list were judged according to the gender equity across all hiring levels, the representation of women in their leadership positions, and their training and mentorship programs.
The family-friendly list measured firms’ compensation policies and billable hour requirements, parental leave, and part time or flex time options. This year’s Top 10 family-friendly law firms, in alphabetical order, are: Bryan Cave, Fish & Richardson, Hunton & Williams, McDermott Will & Emery, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Reed Smith, Vinson & Elkins, and Wilmerhale.
The full report can be found here