Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, has been named as a "Best Law
Firm for Women" by Working
Mother magazine and Flex-Time
Lawyers for the fifth consecutive year. The annual report, featured
in the August/September issue of the magazine, recognizes 50
law firms from across the nation whose family-friendly policies and
business development initiatives are retaining and advancing female
Goodwin actively supports the development and retention of its attorneys
through a number of efforts, including its firm-sponsored Women's
Initiativ, which maximizes networking and career opportunities for
women at the firm. The Initiative provides mentorship and sponsorship
opportunities and focuses on programming and support in areas including
professional development, training, career growth, business development
and work/life balance.
"Advancing women attorneys has been at the forefront of Goodwin's focus
for many years and we are extremely proud to once again be recognized by Working
Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers," said Regina
M. Pisa, Chairman of Goodwin Procter. "Our firm, and in particular
our Women's Initiative, has done an outstanding job finding and
implementing solutions that enhance the career path for our female
Pisa was the first female chairman and managing partner of an Am Law 100
law firm. She was first elected in 1998.
Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, stated, "An amazing
abundance of female talent has poured into the field of law. It is
critical that this talent is allowed to succeed, and that the culture of
the law industry adjusts to the work life needs of women. The Best Law
Firms for Women are leading the way for all law firms to follow."
All law firms with more than 50 attorneys were eligible to submit
responses to detailed questions on the issues that are most important to
the retention and promotion of female lawyers. The 50 winning firms were
selected based on workforce profile, family-friendly benefits and
policies, flexibility, leadership, compensation, and advancement and
retention of women, among other factors.
About Goodwin Procter
Procter LLP is a leading Global 100 law firm, with offices in
Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon
Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides corporate law and
litigation services, with a focus on matters involving real estate,
REITs and real estate capital markets; private equity; technology and
life sciences companies; financial institutions; intellectual property;
products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white
collar defense. Information may be found at www.goodwinprocter.com.
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