Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers have included the Firm on their list of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women. The honor recognizes U.S. law firms for their family-friendly policies and career and business development initiatives that are helping to retain women attorneys and advance them into the leadership pipeline.
Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers co-founded the 50 Best Law Firms for Women initiative in 2007 to celebrate the law firms that are most successful in retaining and promoting women lawyers. The goal is also to give law firms the information and benchmarking tools they need to improve the status of women in their firms in the future.
“Kirkland is dedicated to supporting and advancing our talented women attorneys, and we are proud of our commitment to encourage a strong work-life balance. We are honored to be recognized by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers,” said Kirkland debt finance partner Linda K. Myers, a member of the Firm’s Global Management Executive Committee and a founder of the Firm’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), a mentoring and professional development program for women attorneys.
In addition to the global expansion of WLI programming, Kirkland’s Firmwide Diversity Integration Task Force, consisting of the chairman of the Firm’s Global Management Executive Committee and other senior leadership, is active in determining appropriate policy and structural enhancements to institutionalize Kirkland’s commitment to diversity and to facilitate the Firm’s diversity leadership in the legal industry.
Kirkland’s progressive benefits, services and programs also help the Firm’s women attorneys balance their careers to achieve success. They include generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave, flexible work schedules, same-sex domestic partner health care coverage, and Parenting Link, monthly presentations held in Kirkland's offices that provide practical information from parenting experts to Kirkland attorneys, their spouses, partners and clients.
The full list of the 2015 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women is featured on workingmother.com and flextimelawyers.com.
Kirkland & Ellis is a 1,600-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration, corporate and tax, restructuring, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has offices in Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.