Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers today named Debevoise & Plimpton LLP among its “50 Best Law Firms for Women” for 2015. Selected for family-friendly policies and career and business development initiatives that help retain women lawyers and advance them into the leadership pipeline, Debevoise is the only New York firm to have made the list in each of the eight years it has been published.
Debevoise partner My Chi To, Co-chair of the Women’s Resource Group, said, “We are proud to once again be recognized among Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers’ ‘Best Law Firms for Women.’ Debevoise’s top priority has always been to provide the absolute best legal service to our clients and we recognize that the inclusion, sponsorship and advancement of women lawyers within the firm are cornerstones of our continued success. We are grateful to Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers for this honor.”
Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers co-founded the 50 Best Law Firms for Women initiative in 2007 to celebrate the law firms that are most successful in retaining and promoting women lawyers. The goal is also to give law firms the information and benchmarking tools they need to improve the status of women in their firms in the future.
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, says, “The 50 Best Law Firms for Women are setting and pushing forward the standard when it comes to retaining women--and advancing them to the very top, equity partnership. These firms are also committed to creating best practices that support working parents.”
Deborah Epstein Henry, president of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, adds, “Law firms that focus exclusively on flexible and reduced hour policies to retain women or solely on getting women in power seats are missing the mark. We see our Best Law Firms for Women who are having the most success to be the ones that understand the value of focusing on both retention and promotion simultaneously. They are cultivating female talent to facilitate that they get the good work, the skills and the flexibility they may need. Yet they are also investing in women with business development and leadership opportunities to ensure they have a strong presence and voice in the equity partner ranks, the governing committees and in running the law firm as a business.”
The Best Law Firms for Women are featured in the August/September issue of Working Mother magazine, as well as on workingmother.com and flextimelawyers.com.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. We deliver effective solutions to our clients’ most important legal challenges, applying clear commercial judgment and a distinctively collaborative approach.