Blank Rome Honored as a 2019 Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother
Blank Rome LLP has been named one of the 2019 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother magazine, marking the third year that our Firm has been recognized for its commitment to creating one of the best women-friendly workplaces in the United States. The winning law firms will be honored at the Best Law Firm for Women Gala, which will be held at Peninsula Chicago on September 19, 2019.
Working Mother’s annual list honors 60 U.S. law firms for their policies in the advancement of women, notably with regard to key factors such as women representation, flexibility, paid-time off and leaves of absence, leadership, and compensation and advancement, as well as the development and retention of women. In addition to these key factors, this year’s list particularly recognized Blank Rome for our 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit, which assembled 120 women lawyers who collaborated to “hack” the topics of leadership, diversity and inclusion, and delivering value and increasing organizational efficiency.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized in Working Mother’s Best Law Firms list,” said Grant S. Palmer, Blank Rome’s Managing Partner and CEO. “Our Firm is proud of our longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, and continues to be at the forefront of leading the legal industry with developing and promoting forward-thinking policies and programs aimed at advancing women in the workforce.”
“As our Women’s Forum continues to grow and evolve, we look forward to expanding on Blank Rome’s current women’s initiatives, such as our Women’s Leadership Summit, Women's Business Development Academy, and Women’s Bootcamps,” added Deborah A. Skakel, Chair of Blank Rome’s Women’s Forum and Co-Chair of the Corporate Litigation group. “We also remain dedicated to exploring additional opportunities to advance and retain women in law, and are proud of our efforts and achievements in this important mission.”
Earlier this year, Blank Rome was recognized for the second year in a row in Yale Law Women’s 2019 Top Ten Firms for Gender Equity and Family Friendliness Report in the categories of Leadership & Promotions, Part-Time & Flexible Work Schedules, and Parental & Family Leave Accommodations. Our Firm also achieved Mansfield Certification after successfully completing Diversity Lab’s inaugural one-year Mansfield Rule pilot program, which asks firms to consider at least 30 percent women and attorneys of color for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and senior lateral positions, to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in law firm leadership, and has since continued its partnership with Diversity Lab to pilot Mansfield Rule 2.0. To learn more about Blank Rome’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and recognitions, please visit blankrome.com/diversity-inclusion.