Fried Frank was recognized as one of the "Best Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother
magazine in partnership with Flex-Time Lawyers, marking the fifth
consecutive time the Firm has been named to the list. The survey
identifies the law firms which best support female lawyers through
family-friendly policies and business development initiatives that
retain women and advance them into the leadership pipeline.
Based on a national survey developed by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers, the 2012 list takes into account a number of factors, including workforce profile; family-friendly benefits and policies; flexibility; leadership, compensation and advancement of women; and development and retention of women.
As one of only a handful of Am Law 100 firms chaired by a woman, Fried Frank scored highly in the category addressing women in leadership positions in particular. The Firm also received high marks for its commitment to developing, retaining and promoting female attorneys. Of Fried Frank's partnership class last year, half were women – a ratio that won the Firm acclaim in the feature profile article accompanying the survey results.