Top Firms Report 2020

Yale Law Women (YLW) is proud to present our 15th annual Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report. Each year, YLW produces the Top Firms Report to raise awareness of inequities within the legal profession, highlight progress being made in the industry, and identify areas for improvement. We hope this report will serve as a tool for law firms, lawyers, and future lawyers as we aspire to build more equitable workplaces.

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This year, we are taking a new approach to our report. Recognizing the individualized experiences and distinct needs of law firm employees, as well as the multitude of factors leading to workplace equity, we are no longer publishing holistic Top Ten lists. Instead, individual firms are honored for excelling in specific categories that relate to overall gender equity and family friendliness. Our report attempts to respect the diverse needs and preferences of those in the legal profession with the understanding that creating equitable workplaces will not entail a one-size-fits-all solution.

We hope you will join us in commending the efforts of firms recognized throughout our report and work with us to pursue further progress.

Top Firms for Hiring Practices
Allen & Overy LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Linklaters LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Top Firms for Diverse Partnership
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Top Firms for Inclusion Initiatives
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Top Firms for LGBTQ+ Representation
Allen & Overy LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Top Firms for Promotion Practices
Ballard Spahr LLP
Blank Rome LLP
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
White & Case LLP

Top Firms for Women in Leadership
Latham & Watkins LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Sidley Austin LLP

Top Firms for Flexible Work Options
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Perkins Coie LLP

Top Firms for Advancement for Part-Time Attorneys
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP

Top Firms for Parental & Caregiver Leave
Ballard Spahr LLP
Foley Hoag LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Top Firms for Working Mothers & Family Planning
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
WilmerHale