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:

Utilization of Part-Time

Highest average of % female associates and & male associates on part-time schedules

  • Arnold & Porter*
  • Duane Morris
  • Hunton & Williams*
  • Squire Sanders
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Partner Promotions of Attorneys on Part/Flex-Time

Promoted more than 1 equity partner who was or has been on part-time or flexible full-time schedules

  • Kirkland & Ellis*
  • Morrison & Foerster*
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe*
  • Perkins Coie
  • Seyfarth Shaw

Gender Parity in Partner Promotions

Promoted 5 or more equity partners, at least 40% of whom were female

  • Covington & Burling
  • Morrison & Foerster*
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Utilization of Parental Leave Policies

Highest average of % female associates, % male associates, and % partners taking the maximum length of paid caregiver leave

  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
  • Dorsey & Whitney
  • Hunton & Williams*
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe*
  • Seyfarth Shaw

Gender Equitable Composition of Executive Committees

Executive (or Management) Committee is composed of at least 40%

  • Morrison & Foerster*
  • Reed Smith
  • Squire Sanders

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