Foley Recognized as a Best Law Firm for Women

05 August 2014 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News
Foley & Lardner LLP has been recognized as a “Best Law Firm for Women” for the second consecutive year by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, an international organization focused on the retention and promotion of women attorneys.

This recognition highlights the top law firms exemplifying leadership and best practices in supporting and advancing talented female lawyers and developing innovative programs and policies to help female attorneys thrive. Firms were measured on factors including flexibility, child care, leadership, compensation, career development and advancement of women and time-off policies.

“We recognize the challenges that working parents face in balancing professional responsibilities with family demands,” said Chief Diversity Partner Eileen Ridley. “To support working parents, Foley provides generous family-oriented benefits and policies as well as customized programs such as working parent coaches.”

Promoting female attorney advancement and work-life balance is part of the firm’s comprehensive diversity initiative, which focuses on fostering an environment that embraces differences, promotes equality and engenders mutual respect to create a culture of inclusion where all attorneys and staff have the opportunity to excel. Foley is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting diversity among attorneys, thereby resulting in a range of perspectives that benefits both the firm’s clients and the communities in which Foley attorneys practice.

Award winners will be honored at a special gala awards luncheon on September 16 in Chicago.