CHICAGO (August 15, 2007) —McDermott Will & Emery has been named a 2007 Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother magazine & Flex-Time Lawyers. Working Mother magazine is the authoritative source for career mothers, and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is a national consulting firm advising attorneys and legal employers on work-life balance and the retention and advancement of women. Best Law Firms for Women honored 50 winning firms for their commitment to the retention and advancement of female talent.
Profiled in the August/September issue of Working Mother magazine, McDermott is honored for creating a work environment that is hospitable to and encouraging of the advancement of women. With innovative programs and policies that help female lawyers achieve balance in their personal and professional lives and thrive as practitioners, McDermott is ensuring that women are the future of private law practice.
"I am thrilled that McDermott has been recognized for its efforts in hiring, promoting, and mentoring women," commented Andie Kramer, Chair of the Firm’s Gender Diversity Committee. "In order to continue to achieve excellence and provide the best services to our clients, diversity remains a top priority at McDermott. And, the achievement of diversity requires the maintenance of a work environment supportive of women, particularly women with children."
McDermott Will & Emery is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice. We represent a wide range of commercial, industrial and financial enterprises, both publicly and privately held. Our clientele include some of the world’s largest corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals.