SAN FRANCISCO (July 16, 2019) – Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, was today recognized by Working Mother as one of the 2019 “Best Law Firms for Women.” Morrison & Foerster has now received this annual accolade from Working Mother on 10 different occasions, including every year since 2014, further cementing the firm’s reputation for creating and utilizing best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers.
Morrison & Foerster was among the 60 law firms that earned spots on this year’s list. In addition to releasing its “Best Law Firms for Women” list, Working Mother also announced its first ever Hall of Fame designation for firms included on the list for 10 years or more. Morrison & Foerster was one of only 17 firms named to the Hall of Fame.
“Morrison & Foerster is honored and proud to be included in Working Mother’s Hall of Fame of Best Law Firms for Women. This recognition is an acknowledgement of the firm’s long-term planning and sustained efforts to create an inclusive culture where women succeed,” said Carrie H. Cohen, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Women’s Strategy Committee and partner in the Investigations & White Collar Defense Group.
“It’s heartening to see the progress women lawyers are making at firms committed to fully utilizing these attorneys’ abilities,” said Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. “The war for talent is increasing incentives for law firms to invest in retaining women lawyers, which is why we’re seeing more women’s initiatives and parental-support groups. By highlighting what our top firms are doing, we hope others in the legal community will follow.”
The 2019 Working Mother Best Law Firms for Women application, administered by the Working Mother Research Institute, includes more than 300 questions about attorney demographics at different levels, schedule flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women. The ABA Journal acts as a partner in recruiting participant firms and publicizing results.
Within the survey clusters that Working Mother uses to report results, Morrison & Foerster scored particularly well in the categories that relate to female representation, flexibility, and support for women’s advancement.
The full Best Law Firms for Women list can be found here.