Arnold & Porter Named One of "100 Best Companies" by Working Mother Magazine
September 14, 2010 - Arnold & Porter LLP was named one of the "100 Best Companies" by Working Mother magazine today. The firm has earned this recognition eleven times, including for the past seven years. Arnold & Porter is the only law firm in 2010 also to be named to FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies To Work For" and The American Lawyer's "A-List" of top 20 law firms. In addition, Arnold & Porter was named to the 2010 Yale Law Women's "Top Ten Family Friendly Law Firms" list.
In its citation, Working Mother praised Arnold & Porter for being one of the first law firms to open an on-site child-care center in its Washington DC office in 1997. The magazine noted that the firm also offers mothers in locations outside Washington priority access to a national day-care network with full-time and backup care; an employee-wide benefit of 24 job-guaranteed weeks of maternity leave, with 18 fully paid; and $5000 to help cover adoption costs.
Statistics cited for the firm include: 41% of the managers and executives are women; 41% of top earners are women; and 33% of the corporate executives hired in 2009 were women. In addition, Arnold & Porter was the only law firm to be named to Working Mother's "Parental Leave at Best Companies" list, recognized for its strong parental leave policies.
Arnold & Porter was selected for the 2010 Working Mother's "100 Best Companies" list based on an extensive application with more than 600 questions. The application included detailed questions about workforce, compensation, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies, and more. It also checked the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Seven areas were measured and scored: workforce profile; benefits; women's issues and advancement; child care; flexible work; parental leave and company culture, with particular weight given to benefits; flexibility; and parental leave.