21 per­cent of eq­uity part­ners are fe­male.

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Foley & Lard­ner Mil­wau­kee, WI Chair­man and CEO Jay Roth­man Chief Di­ver­sity and In­clu­sion

Part­ner Eileen Ri­d­ley

• A ca­reer coach was hired to help as­so­ciates as­sess ca­reer di­rec­tion, pro­vide as­sis­tance with ca­reer and work­place dilem­mas, and op­ti­mize work­place per­for­mance.

• The Na­tional Women’s Net­work affin­ity group fa­cil­i­tates one-on-one men­tor­ing and men­tor­ing cir­cles.

Fox Roth­schild Philadel­phia, PA Firmwide Man­ag­ing Part­ner Mark Mor­ris Women’s Ini­tia­tive Co-chairs

Lauren McKenna and Nancy Yaffe

• A Suc­ces­sion Plan­ning Com­mit­tee has been es­tab­lished with gen­der and di­ver­sity as im­por­tant fac­tors.

• In 2017, it was the first time the Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee’s per­cent­age of women mir­rored the per­cent­age of women part­ners (25 per­cent).

Frank­furt Kur­nit Klein & Selz New York, NY Man­ag­ing Part­ner Jef­frey Green­baum

Part­ner Terri Selig­man

• Fifty-one per­cent of lawyers are women, and more than 60 per­cent of the fe­male lawyers are moth­ers.

• Pri­mary care­givers can take up to 20 weeks paid parental leave, and non­pri­mary care­givers can take up to six weeks.

Fredrik­son & By­ron Min­neapo­lis, MN Pres­i­dent John Ko­neck

Board Chair Mary Ranum

• A Glass Ceil­ing Task Force rec­om­mends ed­u­ca­tion, aware­ness and actionable items to in­crease women’s eq­uity.

• Fifty per­cent of new lawyers hired are fe­male.

Good­win Proc­ter Bos­ton, MA Man­ag­ing Part­ner Robert In­so­lia Co-chairs of Women’s

Ini­tia­tive Deb­o­rah Birn­bach and Lisa Had­dad

• More than 35 per­cent of women lawyers be­low eq­uity part­ner work re­duced hours or flex­i­ble sched­ules.

• The Women in Eq­uity Part­ner group is tack­ling such is­sues as pay eq­uity and lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment.

Gray Plant Mooty Min­neapo­lis, MN Prin­ci­pal, Man­ag­ing Of­fi­cer Sarah Du­ni­way

Prin­ci­pal Jen­nifer De­brow

• In 2017, women com­prised 50 per­cent of new share­hold­ers (eq­uity part­ners).

• Birth moth­ers and fa­thers re­ceive 16 weeks paid parental leave and a parental tool kit.

Han­son Brid­gett San Fran­cisco, CA Man­ag­ing Part­ner An­drew Gi­a­co­mini

Part­ner Me­gan Oliver Thomp­son

• The Women’s Impact Net­work em­ployee-re­source group helped de­velop a new pro­to­col on de­vel­op­ment of firm lead­er­ship.

• Sixty-five per­cent of as­so­ciates and 56 per­cent of coun­sel are women.

Ho­gan Lovells Wash­ing­ton, DC Part­ner Eve Howard Part­ner El­iz­a­beth Don­ley

• The Women’s Ini­tia­tive Net­works re­source group hosted a na­tional women’s busi­ness de­vel­op­ment train­ing with a rain­mak­ing ex­pert.

• Fifty per­cent of as­so­ciates and 41 per­cent of lawyers in the U.S. are women.

Hol­land & Hart Den­ver, CO Man­ag­ing Part­ner Thomas O’Don­nell Part­ner, Women’s Fo­rum

Co-chair Les­lie Boyle

• The Women’s Fo­rum de­vel­oped a Di­ver­sity and In­clu­sion plan that adopts a di­ver­sity goal to con­sider di­verse at­tor­neys—at least 30 per­cent of the can­di­date pool—for re­cruit­ment, pro­mo­tion to part­ner­ship, busi­ness de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties, and suc­ces­sion plan­ning.

• Forty-seven per­cent of new lawyers are fe­male.

Hun­ton An­drews Kurth Wash­ing­ton, DC (Pre­vi­ously Hun­ton & Wil­liams) Man­ag­ing Part­ner

Wal­frido J. Martinez Part­ner in Charge of Lawyer Re­cruit­ment and De­vel­op­ment Ju­dith H. Itkin • Since the spon­sor­ship pro­gram was ini­ti­ated in 2011, 15 fe­male lawyers were pro­moted to part­ner, in­clud­ing four mi­nor­ity fe­males, three of whom were pro­moted in the past two years.

• Sub­si­dized backup emer­gency child­care and adult care is avail­able, 20 days per year for each de­pen­dent.

Husch Black­well St. Louis, MO

Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Paul Eberle Part­ner Bar­bara Grand­jean

• Husch Black­well Univer­sity, the in­ten­sive lead­er­ship-de­vel­op­ment pro­gram for ju­nior part­ners, in­cludes dis­cus­sions about the unique chal­lenges fe­male part­ners face.

• The up­dated spon­sor­ship ini­tia­tive in­cludes bias train­ing and quar­terly group meet­ings.

Jack­son Lewis West Har­ri­son, NY Chair­man Vin­cent Cino Prin­ci­pals Su­san Cor­co­ran, Stephanie Adler-Paindiris and Mar­garet Strange

• In March 2017, the firm launched its for­mal Flex­i­ble Work­place pol­icy, a re­mote-work­ing pro­gram geared to­ward as­so­ciates and of-coun­sel at­tor­neys.

• Forty per­cent of pro­mo­tions to eq­uity part­ner are women, and 26 per­cent of eq­uity part­ners are women.

Kat­ten Muchin Rosen­man Chicago, IL

Chair­man Roger Furey Part­ner Laura Kei­dan Martin

• In 2017, paid leave for moth­ers or pri­mary care­tak­ers was ex­panded from 14 to 20 weeks fol­low­ing the birth or place­ment of the child.

• The Part­ner Pipeline Com­mit­tee iden­ti­fies women with the great­est po­ten­tial for ad­vance­ment to in­come and cap­i­tal part­ner.

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