Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, has been named as a “Best Law Firm for Women” by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers for the fifth consecutive year. The annual report, featured in the August/September issue of the magazine, recognizes 50 law firms from across the nation whose family-friendly policies and business development initiatives are retaining and advancing female attorneys.
Goodwin actively supports the development and retention of its attorneys through a number of efforts, including its firm-sponsored Women’s Initiative, which maximizes networking and career opportunities for women at the firm. The Initiative provides mentorship and sponsorship opportunities and focuses on programming and support in areas including professional development, training, career growth, business development and work/life balance.
“Advancing women attorneys has been at the forefront of Goodwin’s focus for many years and we are extremely proud to once again be recognized by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers,” said Regina M. Pisa, Chairman of Goodwin Procter. “Our firm, and in particular our Women’s Initiative, has done an outstanding job finding and implementing solutions that enhance the career path for our female attorneys. ”
Pisa was the first female chairman and managing partner of an Am Law 100 law firm. She was first elected in 1998.
Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, stated, “An amazing abundance of female talent has poured into the field of law. It is critical that this talent is allowed to succeed, and that the culture of the law industry adjusts to the work life needs of women. The Best Law Firms for Women are leading the way for all law firms to follow.”
All law firms with more than 50 attorneys were eligible to submit responses to detailed questions on the issues that are most important to the retention and promotion of female lawyers. The 50 winning firms were selected based on workforce profile, family-friendly benefits and policies, flexibility, leadership, compensation, and advancement and retention of women, among other factors.
About Goodwin Procter
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