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September 29, 2006

Harvard Report Ranks Baker & Daniels Third in Nation in Providing Opportunities to Women

A report released by the Women's Law Association at Harvard Law School named Baker & Daniels LLP one of the top three firms in the nation for women.

The report, "Presumed Equal: What America's Top Women Lawyers Really Think About Their Firms," details the results of a widely distributed workplace satisfaction survey. Approximately 4,000 women lawyers from 105 firms responded to questions about opportunities for advancement, training, business development, leadership and more.

The report ranked some of the largest and most prominent law firms in the U.S. according to how they value diversity and work-life balance. Baker & Daniels was third behind Chicago-based Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and New York-based Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

"We're extremely proud of this honor," said Brian Burke, CEO and Chair of Baker & Daniels. "We're committed to offering a motivating work environment and a healthy work-life balance for our attorneys. Ultimately, it means our clients get the best possible service."

The firm's female attorneys hold a variety of leadership roles, including executive and committee chair positions and practice and sub-practice group leader positions.

"Presumed Equal" is intended to serve as a guide for female law students and women lawyers looking to make a lateral move as they make employment decisions. It was originally published in 1993. The report was updated first in 1998, and again in 2006.

Founded in 1863, Baker & Daniels LLP is one of Indiana's largest law firms. With more than 350 lawyers and affiliated company professionals, Baker & Daniels serves clients in regional, national and international business and litigation matters from offices in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend and Elkhart, Ind.; Washington, D.C.; and China. For information about Baker & Daniels, visit www.bakerdaniels.com.

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