Debevoise Honored in Three Categories by Yale Law Women

12 July 2016

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has been named one of the top five “Family Friendly Firms” in New York by Yale Law Women (YLW) in its annual Family Friendly Firms survey. In addition, the firm finished in the top three nationally in the “Professional Development” category and in the top five in the “Parental Leave” category.

Yale Law Women produces its annual Family Friendly Firms lists to monitor trends in family friendliness among law firms, draw attention to gender disparities within the legal profession, highlight progress being made in the industry and identify areas for improvement. Specifically, it explores important family friendliness indicators by collecting data on each firm’s policies relating to part-time, parental leave, gender equity, billing requirements, professional development and pro bono policies.

The data that YLW analyzes falls into several broad categories:

  • Billable Hours
  • Gender Equity
  • Part-Time and Flex-Time Policies
  • Parental & Family Accommodations
  • Professional Development

Debevoise partner My Chi To, Co-Chair of the firm’s Women’s Resource Group, said, “We are honored to be recognized as one of the most family friendly firms in New York. The inclusion, support and advancement of women lawyers within our firm are critical components of our long-standing commitment to providing the best legal services to our clients. We are grateful to Yale Law Women for these honors.”

Yale Law Women (YLW) works to advance the status of women at Yale Law School and in the legal profession at large. To realize this mission, it creates programming, resources and mentorship opportunities to bolster women’s pursuit of their professional and personal goals. YLW is a non-partisan organization committed to building a supportive community of women at Yale Law School and beyond.

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.