Top Ten Firms Report 2019

Yale Law Women is proud to present our fourteenth annual Top Ten Firms for Gender Equity and Family Friendliness Report. We produce the Top Ten Report to monitor trends in gender equity and family friendliness among law firms ranked in the Vault 100, raise awareness of disparities within the legal profession, highlight progress being made in the industry, and identify areas for improvement. We also hope this report will serve as a tool to help lawyers make more informed decisions about the law firms they hope to join and the types of policies to look for in their search.

To create our Top Ten lists, YLW invited all firms listed in the 2019 Vault Law 100 to participate in our survey. We collected data on family accommodations and parental leave, as well as indicators of gender equity such as partnership promotions and composition of leadership committees. We recognize that individual experiences vary and that blanket statistics do not capture the entire story. This year, we strived to take a more intersectional approach by incorporating NALP data about attorneys who identify as women of color and/or LGBTQ+. We encourage all firms to adopt the practices that are celebrated by our report, but we also urge even the Top Ten firms to continue improving their practices.

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Top Ten Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness 2019

Yale Law Women (YLW) is pleased to announce its annual Top Ten Female and Family Friendly Firms List.

The 2019 Top Ten Firms for Gender Equity, in alphabetical order, are

  • Bryan Cave LLC
  • Fish & Richardson P.C.
  • Hogan Lovells (US) LLP
  • Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP

The 2019 Top Ten Firms for Family Friendliness, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Dechert LLP
  • Fish & Richardson P.C.
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP