Arnold & Porter Named A 2007 Working Mother 100 Best Company By Working Mother Magazine For Fourth Consecutive Year
Washington, D.C., September 25, 2007 -- Working Mother magazine today named Arnold & Porter LLP to its 2007 "Working Mother 100 Best Companies" list. Arnold & Porter has received this recognition for four consecutive years, the only law firm in the country to do so. The firm received the recognition a total of eight times, and in 2004 and 2005, it was the only law firm in the country on the list. This year, Arnold & Porter is one of four law firms on the Working Mother list.
The magazine noted Arnold & Porter's success in arranging flexible and part-time schedules for employees, its on-site childcare center in Washington, D.C., and its provision of priority access for off-site childcare for the New York and Northern Virginia offices. The firm also was given kudos for its generous parental leave, which includes 12 weeks paid leave for birth mothers and adoptive primary caretakers, and six weeks paid leave for secondary caregivers. The firm's forum for women -- Women Lawyers at Arnold & Porter -- was highlighted for providing mentoring, professional training, and business development advice.
"Every year our winning companies raise the bar for what it means to be an employer of choice for working families," said Carol Evans, CEO and President, Working Mother Media. "Arnold & Porter not only offers essential benefits like flextime -- they go above and beyond with a range of best practices and policies to ease the difficulties for working parents and their families. Their supportive culture makes a huge difference to employees who want to be great moms and great workers."
Added Suzanne Riss, the editor in chief of Working Mother magazine, "As a working mother myself, I understand how absolutely essential it is for companies to find ways to nurture the personal and professional lives of employees. I commend Arnold & Porter for conceiving and effectively implementing programs and benefits that offer an inspiring paradigm for the rest of corporate America: it is possible to be both family-friendly and financially successful."
Arnold & Porter was selected for the 2007 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application of 575 questions. The application included detailed questions about workforce, compensation, child-care and flexibility programs, leave policies, and more. It also checked the usage, availability, and tracking of programs. Seven areas were measured and scored: workforce profile, compensation, child care, flexibility, time off and leaves, family-friendly programs, and company culture. For this year's 100 Best, particular weight was given to flexibility and family-friendly policies.