Yale Law Women recognizes firms that have demonstrated superior performance in specific categories of the Top Ten survey.  These categories are ones that Yale Law School alumni have identified as particularly important for evaluating family friendliness. YLW applauds the following firms for their achievement in these categories:

Part-Time & Flex-Time

Highest Percentage of Associates on Part-Time Schedules:

  • Duane Morris*
  • Hunton & Williams*
  • Squire Patton Boggs

Highest Percentage of Attorneys Promoted to Partner in 2014 Who Have Worked Part-Time or Flexible Full-Time Schedules:

  • Duane Morris*
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe*
  • Seyfarth Shaw

Family Leave

Greatest Number of Weeks Offered for Caregiver Leave:

  • Kirkland & Ellis*

Equal Access to Parental Leave, Regardless of Gender or Primary/Secondary Caregiver Status:

  • Baker Botts
  • Kirkland & Ellis*
  • Vinson & Elkins

Highest Percentage of Men Associates and Partners Taking Caregiver Leave:

  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
  • Kirkland & Ellis*

Gender Equity

At Least 50% of Women Promoted to Partner in 2014 Were Women:

  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel
  • Duane Morris*
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson*
  • Proskauer Rose
  • Steptoe & Johnson

Executive/Management Committee Consisted of at Least 40% Women:

  • Dorsey & Whitney
  • Morrison & Foerster*
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson*

At Least 25% of Partners Were Women:

  • WilmerHale*

*denotes that a firm is also in the Overall Top Ten