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These law firms are named the best for women

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The percentage of firms with three or more women as top rainmakers has doubled in two years in the 50 law firms named the best for women.

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers announced this year’s top 50 law firms for women on Tuesday. Twenty-two percent of the law firms reported that three or more women were among their top 10 rainmakers, up from 11 percent two years ago, according to a press release. (The latest statistic is based on the 46 best law firms that responded to the question.) An executive summary is here and an article is here.

Thirty percent of nonequity partners at the best firms were women, the highest percentage in nine years. In 2007, the percentage was 22 percent. And 20 percent of equity partners were women, compared to the nationwide average of 18 percent. In 2007, the percentage was 16 percent.

A list of the 50 best law firms, along with more detailed information about the percentage of women partners at each one, is here. The 50 best law firms are:

Arnold & Porter

Baker & McKenzie

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings


Crowell & Moring

Davis Wright Tremaine

Debevoise & Plimpton

DLA Piper

Dorsey & Whitney

Duane Morris

Faegre Baker Daniels

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

Foley & Lardner

Fox Rothschild

Fredrikson & Byron


Goodwin Procter

Gray Plant Mooty

Hanson Bridgett

Hogan Lovells US

Holland & Hart

Holland & Knight

Ice Miller Katten Muchin Rosenman

Kaye Scholer

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins


Lowenstein Sandler

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

McDermott Will & Emery


Morrison & Foerster

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg

Norton Rose Fulbright

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

O’Melveny & Myers

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Perkins Coie

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Quarles & Brady

Reed Smith

Schiff Hardin

Seyfarth Shaw

Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Sidley Austin

Troutman Sanders

Vinson & Elkins


Only firms with 50 or more lawyers are eligible. The rankings are based on information provided by the firms about their workforce flexibility and the development, retention and promotion of women.

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