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Arnold & Porter to be Honored for Inclusive Hybrid Working Initiatives

Awards will be presented during the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance Virtual Conference on Nov. 3

October 28, 2021

Washington, DC (October 26, 2021) -- The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance announced today that its 2021 Flex Impact Award Honorees include law firm Arnold & Porter. The Flex Impact Awards, which recognize initiatives that demonstrate a significant impact on the culture of workplace flexibility, will be presented during the Alliance's virtual annual conference on Wednesday, November 3. Registration information is available here.

Arnold & Porter was selected for its newly implemented Remote Work Options Policy that allows employees to work 50% of their time in the office each month, allowing for 50% remote work. This policy is effective for nearly all employees, including attorneys and non-exempt management and professional staff. Arnold & Porter's policy also allows employees to determine remote schedules that are best for each individual as long as they meet team and client needs.

"We are honored to receive the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s Flex Impact Award for our hybrid work policy, which was designed to meet the needs of our attorneys and professional staff while continuing to provide outstanding client service," said Ellen Kaye Fleishhacker, co-managing partner of Arnold & Porter.

"While many law firms have implemented new hybrid working policies with their return to office plans, Arnold & Porter took a step further and demonstrated its commitment to equity and inclusion by implementing virtually identical policies for both attorneys and professional staff," said Manar Morales, president & CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance. "Additionally, by allowing individuals to create their own 50% remote schedules, the firm is signaling its trust in its employees and acknowledging that everyone has unique flexible working needs," she added.

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