FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2016
Contacts: Mark D. Sweet, Managing Partner
James B. Monroe, Chair
Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers Rank Finnegan as One of "50 Best Law Firms for Women"
WASHINGTON, DC—Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers today announced the 2016 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers "50 Best Law Firms for Women," recognizing Finnegan for the fifth time for leading the industry in creating and using best practices to retain and promote women lawyers.
The "Best Law Firms for Women" survey was developed in 2007 through a partnership between Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. Firms with at least 50 lawyers are 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 are 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.
"It is an honor for the firm to again be recognized for its family-friendly policies and career and business development initiatives and opportunities, all of which help us to retain women attorneys and advance them into leadership positions," said Finnegan managing partner Mark D. Sweet. "We take pride in fostering a culture that encourages such a work-life balance."
About Flex-Time Lawyers
Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is an international consulting firm founded by Deborah Epstein Henry in the late 1990s, providing advisory, training and speaking services to employers and professionals on work life balance, retaining and promoting women and the future of the legal profession. It provides consulting and speaking services to law firms, corporations, professional service firms, non-profits, bar associations, and law schools, and at conferences, and retreats. Flex-Time Lawyers hosts a membership organization, offering quarterly in-person and webcast events on timely issues with prominent speakers. Membership also provides resources, networking opportunities and education about legal industry norms.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives, and Diversity Best Practices are also units within WMM. WMM’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.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, DC, 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 European patents and trade marks, 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. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.