Minneapolis (July 16, 2019) — Working Mother revealed its 12th “Best Law Firms for Women” list today, recognizing firms that utilize best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting, and developing women lawyers. For the seventh time, Gray Plant Mooty was among the 60 firms that earned a spot on this year’s list.
The full list, available here, highlights law firms that averaged 37 percent women among new equity partners, compared with only 27 percent five years ago. “By highlighting what our top firms are doing, we hope others in the legal community will follow,” said Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother.
"We are honored that Gray Plant Mooty has again been named a Best Law Firm for Women,” said Managing Officer/CEO Michael Sullivan, Jr. “The firm has been a pioneer in hiring, supporting, and advancing women attorneys, so it’s nice to be recognized externally for such efforts.”
The firms were listed for highly compensating female partners, offering more extended parental-leave benefits, encouraging more lawyers to work remotely and use flexible hours, plus more. Several of the Best Law Firms for Women, Gray Plant Mooty included, also now offer parent-resource groups, in support of moms and dads; and have expanded women’s initiatives and programs dedicated to the mentoring, sponsorship, and promotion of female lawyers, as well as diversity and inclusion programs.
About the Methodology
The 2019 Working Mother Best Law Firms for Women application, administered by the Working Mother Research Institute, included more than 300 questions about attorney demographics at different levels, schedule flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women.
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, National Association for Female Executives, Diversity Best Practices, and Culture@Work are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change, and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers.
About Gray Plant Mooty
Gray Plant Mooty is a leading corporate law firm with one of the top franchise practices in the world. The firm’s attorneys and staff are recognized for providing exceptional service and value to clients globally. The full-service law firm has offices in Minnesota, Washington, D.C., and North Dakota. Learn more at www.gpmlaw.com.