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Working Mother Names Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP a 100 Best Company for Working Mothers and Their Families

September 18, 2012

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September 18, 2012

Contact:    Barbara C. McCurdy, 202.408.4047
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Working Mother Names Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP a 100 Best Company for Working Mothers and Their Families


WASHINGTON, DCWorking Mother today named Finnegan as one of its 100 Best Companies for working mothers.  The selected companies were recognized for their progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement, and paid family leave. This is the 27th year Working Mother has recognized organizations for their initiatives.

Barbara C. McCurdy, Finnegan’s managing partner, stated “Finnegan is honored to be recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies for working mothers.  We are committed to assisting our employees achieve their professional and personal goals through a diverse range of supportive workplace programs, including work-life balance initiatives, state-of-the-art training and orientation programs, educational assistance, wellness and stress management initiatives, and vibrant performance review processes.”  She added, “We are also pleased to be part of such an impressive group of awardees, including Finnegan clients Abbott, Accenture, AOL, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and Company, Marriott, and PNC.” 

Working Mother highlighted the following Finnegan workplace programs:

  • New mothers  may take 24 job-guaranteed weeks off to welcome a new baby, with 6 to 18 weeks fully paid;
  • New parents in Finnegan’s DC headquarters can bring their infants to the daycare center in the building for up to 4 months (paying subsidized rates), and all employees are provided up to 15 days of backup care per year, also at subsidized rates;
  • Most employees take 20 vacation days per year, plus 10 paid holidays; and
  • Educational leaves of absence lasting up to 6 months are available, with unlimited tuition aid for job-related courses.

Jennifer Owens, the editorial director of Working Mother Media, said “These Best Companies know what it takes to keep all employees, but especially their employee moms, productive and engaged at work. As the stress surrounding work-life integration continues to rise, so does the opportunity for creating a win-win environment for employees and employers. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies see the payoff from their programs and policies and are outstanding examples for companies to emulate.”

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website,, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives (, Diversity Best Practices ( are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers.

About Finnegan
With more than 375 intellectual property lawyers, Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Palo Alto, California; Reston, Virginia; Brussels, Belgium; Shanghai, China; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tokyo, Japan, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. For additional information on the firm, please visit


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