Category Honors

Yale Law Women recognizes firms that have demonstrated superior performance in specific categories of female and family friendliness. These categories are ones that Yale Law School alumni have identified as particularly important for evaluating female and family friendliness. YLW applauds the following firms for their achievement in these categories:

Gender Equity

Firm Structure

At Least 50% of Associates Were Women:

  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Littler Mendelson P.C.*
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP*
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP*
  • Venable LLP
  • White & Case LLP
  • WilmerHale

*2019 Top Ten Firm for Gender Equity

At Least 25% of Equity Partners Were Women:

  • Hogan Lovells (US) LLP*
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Littler Mendelson P.C.*
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP*
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • WilmerHale

*2019 Top Ten Firm for Gender Equity

Leadership & Promotions

At Least 50% of Attorneys Promoted to Equity Partner in 2018 Were Women:

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Hogan Lovells (US) LLP*
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP*

*2019 Top Ten Firm for Gender Equity

At Least 35% Women on Executive, Compensation and Hiring Committees:

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP*
  • Perkins Coie LLP*
  • Steptoe & Johnson*

*2019 Top Ten Firm for Gender Equity

Training & Mentorship

Firms That Count Participation in Training and Mentorship Programs as Fully Billable:

  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Highest Percentage of Women Associates Participating in Firm Mentorship Programs:

  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Family Friendliness

Parental & Family Leave Accommodations 

Greatest Number of Days Offered for Caregiver Leave Following the Birth of a Child:

  • McDermott Will Emery
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP*
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP*
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C.
  • Winston & Strawn LLP

*2019 YLW Top Ten Firm for Family Friendliness

Greatest Percentage of Associates Taking Paid Primary Caregiver Leave:

  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C.
  • Winston & Strawn LLP

Greatest Percentage of Associates Who Are Men Taking Any Caregiver Leave:

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

*2019 YLW Top Ten Firm for Family Friendliness

Part-Time & Flexible Work Schedules

Highest Percentage of Associates on Part-Time Schedules:

  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP*
  • Perkins Coie LLP

*2019 YLW Top Ten Firm for Family Friendliness

Highest Percentage of Attorneys Who Have Worked Part-Time Schedules in the Last Five Years Promoted to Equity Partner in 2018:

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Fish & Richardson P.C.*
  • Hogan Lovells (US) LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP*

*2019 YLW Top Ten Firm for Family Friendliness