Foley & Lardner was honored with the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s “Tipping the Scales” Award at its annual conference. Foley was one of 46 firms honored with the award for having 50% or more women in their new partner class.
Foley’s new partner class this year had 10 women out of 18 total new partners.
The firms, recognized as “Tipping the Scales,” were identified through the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s New Partner Report, a compilation of public data released each year for the past nine years. The Report revealed that 40.9 percent of new partners in 137 major U.S. law firms in 2020 were women. This figure is a slight dip from the previous mark of 41.3 percent last year.
By promoting equal numbers of men and women to partner, Foley has signaled its commitment to gender parity and its understanding of the value that women in leadership brings to their firm and clients, said Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance.
The Diversity and Flexibility Alliance is a think tank that collaborates with organizations to develop non-stigmatized flexible work policies that promote inclusive work cultures and help to advance more women into leadership positions. The Alliance provides practical research-based solutions, training workshops, and strategic advisory services that increase organizational effectiveness through diversity and flexibility.
Watch the awards video montage below.