Working Mother revealed its 11th annual “Best Law Firms for Women” list today, recognizing firms that utilize best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers. Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete was among the 60 firms that earned spots on this year’s list.
The full list, available here, highlights law firms that have both high percentages of women attorneys and that offer benefits and policies that help working mothers successfully balance the challenges of professional and family life.
Women make up a significant part of Constangy's leadership team, including:
- 30% of the firm's executive committee
- 40% of practice and industry group leaders
- 38% of firm partners
Women make up nearly half the firm's overall roster (48%) and 61% of the firm's current associates.
"The law firms that make Working Mother's list are remarkable for their long-term commitment to retaining and promoting women lawyers," said Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. "One hundred percent of these firms provide flexible work arrangements and 57 percent of them offer sponsorship programs for high-potential women lawyers. That's resulted in a jump in the number of women equity partners to 21 percent."
About the Methodology
The 2018 Working Mother Best Law Firms for Women application included more than 300 questions about attorney representation, schedule flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women. Profiles are culled from the applications and reflect 2017 data. The ABA Journal acts as a partner in recruiting participant firms and publicizing results.
About Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 15 states, we are one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S. Constangy has been named as a top firm for women and minorities by organizations including Law360, the National Law Journal and Vault.com. Many of our more than 180 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers in America® and Martindale Hubbell. Find out more about us online at www.constangy.com or follow us on Twitter @ConstangyLaw.