Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers have named Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women in 2012 based on the firm's leadership in promoting and retaining female talent.
"Our firm is honored to be recognized for our efforts to help lawyers balance their thriving legal practices with the demands of raising families and contributing to their communities," said Kathy Noecker, partner and member of the firm's executive committee. "We are pleased that our work-life balance practices continue to receive recognition and most importantly, that they continue to improve quality of life and career advancement for our outstanding women professionals."
Faegre Baker Daniels is committed to advancing women in the legal industry. The firm's Women's Forum for Achievement provides a platform for women lawyers to build relationships, create business opportunities, increase professional advancement and achieve long-term success. The firm has also been recognized by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for including women in top leadership positions.
"Nearly one-third of women lawyers are leaving the legal workforce independent of maternity leave," said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media. "The 50 Best Law Firms for Women have led the way in creating new models for the rest of their profession in promoting women and developing more generous work-life policies. These firms deserve recognition for working to improve women's advancement and to equalize their compensation and access to business development."
Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers founded the 50 Best Law Firms for Women initiative in 2007 to celebrate the firms with family-friendly policies and business development initiatives that are most successful in retaining women and advancing them into the leadership pipeline in the male-driven legal field. Top law firms were selected through analysis of their 2011 workforce profile; family-friendly benefits and policies; flexibility; and leadership, compensation, advancement and retention of women.
Faegre Baker Daniels and the full list of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women, as well as their relevant policies and firm data, will be featured in the December/January issue of Working Mother.
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation, publishes Working Mother magazine, which reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is an international consulting firm providing advisory, training and speaking services to employers and professionals on work-life balance, retaining and promoting women, and new models of legal practices.