Arnold & Porter Named a 2008 "Best Law Firm For Women" by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers for Second Consecutive Year
Washington, DC, August 14, 2008 -- Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC named Arnold & Porter LLP to its second annual 2008 "Best Law Firms For Women" list. The list honors 50 winning law firms for their commitment to work/life balance and the retention and advancement of female talent. Reflecting the firm's commitment to excellence in the practice of law and a firmly held set of core values focusing on individuality, diversity and pro bono work, Arnold & Porter is the only firm in the country to be recognized by FORTUNE, Working Mother, and American Lawyer's "A-List."
Profiled in the August/September issue of Working Mother magazine, Arnold & Porter is recognized for creating an environment that encourages the advancement of women through innovative programs and policies that help female attorneys achieve a balance in their personal and professional lives, while thriving as legal practitioners.
Arnold & Porter has been at the forefront of initiatives at law firms that are designed to help women and working parents achieve successful careers. Initiatives include part-time schedules, flexible working schedules, and generous leave policies for maternity, paternity, and adoption. Arnold & Porter was the first law firm in the country to establish a full-time on-site children's center, which has been an award-winning model for childcare.
Working Mother named Arnold & Porter to its annual "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" on eight occasions, including for the past four years. In 2004 and 2005, Arnold & Porter was the only law firm to make the list. In 2007 and 2008, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption named the firm to it's "100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces" list. The firm is only one of three ranked companies in Washington, DC.
To apply for the "Best Law Firms for Women," Arnold & Porter provided detailed information on the retention and promotion of women lawyers in six measured areas: workforce profile, family-friendly benefits and policies, flexibility, leadership, compensation, and retention and advancement of women. The application and evaluation process was developed in a partnership by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC and based on Working Mother's annual "100 Best Companies" list.
Arnold & Porter LLP, an international law firm of over 650 attorneys, has offices in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, San Francisco, London, and Brussels. The firm, founded in 1946, maintains more than 25 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.