FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2011
Contact: Barbara C. McCurdy, 202.408.4047
NAFE and Flex-Time Lawyers Salute Finnegan as a 2011 Best Law Firm for Women
WASHINGTON, DC - The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and Flex-Time Lawyers today announced Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP as a NAFE and Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firm for Women for its commitment to supporting female lawyers with work-life balance and women-friendly policies, and retaining and promoting top female legal talent.
Finnegan is one of the top ranked firms in the category of Leadership, Compensation & Advancement of Women for 2011. The firm is led by a female managing partner; more than half of the firm’s practice group leaders are women, most of whom have children at home; and the firm’s nine-member management committee includes three women. Finnegan’s managing partner Barbara McCurdy stated, “Finnegan’s success is directly related to the legal skills and experience of our lawyers. A significant number of Finnegan’s lawyers are working mothers, and they make valuable contributions to firm management, profitability, client satisfaction, and Finnegan’s culture.”
The 2011 Best Law Firms for Women survey was developed in a partnership between Working Mother Media and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. Firms with at least 50 lawyers were eligible to apply and provide detailed questions about the issues that are most important to the retention and promotion of female lawyers. Fifty winning firms were selected based on their commitments, policies, and accomplishments related to workforce profile, family-friendly benefits and policies, flexibility, leadership, compensation, advancement and retention of women.
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 www.finnegan.com.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother magazine reaches 2.2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; WorkingMother.com (www.workingmother.com) gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 26th anniversary of Working Mother’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the ninth year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (www.bonnier.com), includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE, www.nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices (www.diversitybestpractices.com), and the Working Mother Research Institute. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. For media inquiries regarding Working Mother Media please contact Leah Goodman at The Rosen Group, at 212.255.8478 or email@example.com.
About Flex-Time Lawyers LLC
Flex-Time Lawyers LLC® is a national consulting firm advising the legal profession on workplace restructure, talent management, work/life balance, and the retention and promotion of lawyers, with a focus on women. It hosts a membership organization with quarterly chapter meetings for legal employers and lawyers, offering networking opportunities, employer advice, support, career guidance, education and information sharing to effect change. Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is a resource to the press and legal community at large and also provides recruiting services. It has been covered extensively in the national and legal press, including The New York Times, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, National Public Radio, National Law Journal, and numerous others. For more information, please visit www.flextimelawyers.com. For media inquiries regarding Flex-Time Lawyers please contact Deborah Epstein Henry, Esq., Founder & President, at 610.658.0836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.