37: Per­cent­age of lawyers who are fe­male.

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Cul­hane Mead­ows New York, NY Man­ag­ing Part­ner and Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Kelly Cul­hane Man­ag­ing Part­ner and Chief Tech­nol­ogy Of­fi­cer Heather Haugh­ian

• About 95 per­cent of at­tor­neys work on the road or re­motely.

• Forty-two per­cent of lawyers are fe­male.

Davis Wright Tre­maine Seat­tle, WA Man­ag­ing Part­ner Jef­frey Gray Eq­uity Part­ner, Di­ver­sity and In­clu­sion Chair Por­tia Moore

• More than 70 women at­tor­neys par­tic­i­pate in Peer Men­tor­ing Cir­cles, ex­pos­ing them to at­tor­neys of dif­fer­ent back­grounds and in­ter­ests.

• Fifty-three per­cent of newly hired at­tor­neys are fe­male.

De­bevoise & Plimp­ton New York, NY Pre­sid­ing Part­ner Michael Blair Co-chairs Women’s Re­source

Group Court­ney Dankworth and Jen Chu

• The Women’s Task Force com­mis­sioned a sur­vey of women alum to ex­am­ine their ex­pe­ri­ences to im­prove re­ten­tion of high-per­form­ing women as­so­ciates.

• Fifty-four per­cent of U.S. as­so­ciates and 22 per­cent of part­ners are women.

Dechert Philadel­phia, PA CEO Henry Nas­sau

Co-chair Global Women’s

Ini­tia­tive Abbi Cohen

• New moth­ers are in­vited to work with ca­reer coun­selors and ex­ec­u­tive coaches to sup­port tran­si­tion be­fore and af­ter wel­com­ing a new child.

• Fifty per­cent of newly pro­moted part­ners are women.

Den­tons US Wash­ing­ton, DC CEO Mike McNa­mara

Part­ner, WomenLEAD

Co-chair Christina Car­roll

• The gen­der-neu­tral parental-leave pol­icy gives all lawyers and pro­fes­sion­als 26 weeks off, with up to 18 weeks at full pay.

• Pre­par­ing for Rain pi­lot pro­gram started in 2017, fo­cus­ing on the rain­mak­ing skills of women in the five years lead­ing up to and right af­ter be­com­ing part­ner.

DLA Piper New York, NY Man­ag­ing Part­ner Sta­sia Kelly Part­ners and Co-chairs

of LAW Stefanie Fo­gel and Lisa Haile

• A Par­ent Ca­reer Coach­ing pro­gram was in­tro­duced for all em­ploy­ees, pro­vid­ing one-onone coach­ing be­fore, dur­ing or af­ter parental leave.

• More than 21 per­cent of part­ners and al­most

40 per­cent of sec­tor/in­dus­try lead­ers are women.

Dorsey & Whit­ney Min­neapo­lis, MN Man­ag­ing Part­ner Ken Cut­ler

Part­ner, Women’s At­tor­ney

Group Co-chair Beth Forsythe

• Twelve per­cent of women part­ners have re­duced sched­ules.

• In Oc­to­ber, the Women At­tor­neys with Chil­dren group spon­sored the Find­ing Suc­cess as a Work­ing Par­ent pro­gram.

Drinker Bid­dle & Reath Philadel­phia, PA Chair­man and CEO An­drew C. Kass­ner Part­ners and Co-chairs, Women’s Lead­er­ship Com­mit­tee Lynne Anne An­der­son and Jen­nifer R. Breuer

• Six of 12 elected man­ag­ing part­ners are women, up from four the pre­vi­ous fis­cal year.

• The Parental Leave Men­tor­ing

Tool­kit was pub­lished in 2017, a one-stop guide to the firm’s parental- and fam­ily-leave ben­e­fits.

Duane Mor­ris Philadel­phia, PA Chair­man and CEO Matthew Tay­lor Part­ner and Chair, Women’s Impact Net­work for Suc­cess San­dra Jeskie

• Thirty-eight part­ners vol­un­teer for Per­sonal Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Coach­ing, for fe­male at­tor­neys want­ing to es­ca­late their busi­ness gen­er­a­tion.

• Six­teen weeks paid leave is pro­vided for birth or adop­tion.

Fae­gre Baker Daniels Chicago, IL Chair­man and Man­ag­ing Part­ner Tom Froehle

Direc­tor of Di­ver­sity and

In­clu­sion Brita Hor­vath

• In 2017, un­lim­ited per­sonal dis­cre­tionary time was im­ple­mented for staff at­tor­neys, as­so­ciates and coun­sel.

• Women’s Fo­rum lead­er­ship suc­ces­sion plan is open and trans­par­ent. All lawyers re­ceive de­tails about op­por­tu­ni­ties and the nom­i­na­tion and se­lec­tion pro­cesses.

Fen­wick & West Moun­tain View, CA Man­ag­ing Part­ner Rodger Cole Part­ner, Lit­i­ga­tion Group

Jen­nifer Kelly

• The Tran­si­tion Men­tor Pro­gram launched in 2017, with at­tor­neys on ma­ter­nity leave choos­ing part­ner-tran­si­tion and as­so­ciate-tran­si­tion men­tors.

• The Par­ents Affin­ity Group started in 2017, with a Re­duced Hours At­tor­ney Lunch Group.

Fin­negan, Hen­der­son, Farabow, Gar­rett & Dun­ner Wash­ing­ton, DC Man­ag­ing Part­ner Mark Sweet Part­ner, Women’s Fo­rum Chair Jill MacAlpine

• The fe­male at­tor­ney at­tri­tion rate has been lower than the male at­tor­ney at­tri­tion rate for the past four years.

• Two of four U.S. re­gional of­fices are led by fe­male man­ag­ing part­ners.

Fish & Richard­son Bos­ton, MA Pres­i­dent and CEO Peter Devlin Prin­ci­pal and Chair EM­POWER Terese Lavoie

• Women are 50 per­cent of the at­tor­neys pro­moted to eq­uity part­ner and 45 per­cent pro­moted to non-eq­uity part­ner.

• An in­fant-care tran­si­tion pro­gram and up to 20 days per year backup child­care re­sources are pro­vided.

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