Working Mother again recognizes DLA Piper among the best law firms for women
For the second consecutive year, Working Mother magazine has named DLA Piper as one of the 50 best law firms for women, recognizing the firm’s continued commitment to workplace equality.
DLA Piper has long been an industry leader and innovator in the field of alternative work solutions and offers a flexible and customizable work program that supports its female lawyers. In particular, the firm’s Alternative Work Solutions (AWS) program is integral to attracting, retaining and promoting talented female lawyers. A notable feature of AWS is the opportunity for lawyers to design their own plans for reduced hours, working remotely and flex-time scheduling.
In addition to the Working Mother accolade, DLA Piper received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for the third consecutive year in June 2014. WILEF’s Gold Standard Certification is the only initiative directed toward certifying, and broadly celebrating and publicizing, eligible law firms that have integrated women into the highest leadership positions in the firm.
To qualify for the WILEF certification, law firms with 200 or more practicing lawyers in the United States must show that women are represented in a significant percentage of firm leadership positions. DLA Piper successfully demonstrated that women represent a meaningful percentage of not only its highest leadership positions, but also of its governance and compensation committees, and its most highly compensated partners.
“At DLA Piper, we are committed to providing a workplace that is diverse and inclusive, with the ability to attract and retain talented female lawyers who too often leave the profession,” said Genhi Givings Bailey, the firm’s director of diversity and inclusion. “This recognition from Working Mother is the latest that highlights DLA Piper’s many initiatives that promote female lawyers’ success at all levels of the firm.”
On September 29-30 in Chicago, DLA Piper will host its annual Global Women’s Leadership Summit, which is an opportunity for high-level, female in-house lawyers to discuss the most challenging issues they face in their careers in a comfortable, all-female environment.