Blank Rome Recognized in 2020 Yale Law Women’s Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that our Firm was honored in the Yale Law Women’s (“YLW”) Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report 2020 as a “Top Firm for Promotion Practices.”
As stated in YLW’s Promotions & Leadership section of the Report, “Equity in promotions and leadership is an important step to eradicating bias toward underrepresented identities at law firms. Increasing equity in promotions and leadership promotes a healthier workplace culture and more effective employee retention.” Additionally, the Report noted that, “Reputation matters: firms with more equitable promotion policies and leadership structures more easily attract underrepresented attorneys. Varied backgrounds and experiences can lead to more creativity, new perspectives, and better overall team performance.”
This is YLW’s 15th annual Top Firms Report, produced each year to raise awareness of inequities within the legal profession, highlight progress being made in the industry, and identify areas for improvement. This year, YLW took a new approach with its annual report and honored individual firms for excelling in specific categories that relate to overall gender equity and family friendliness, rather than recognizing and publishing holistic Top Ten lists as it has done in the past. This change is in recognition of the individualized experiences and distinct needs of law firm employees, as well as the multitude of factors leading to workplace equity. To learn more about YLW’s 2020 Top Firms Report and methodology, please click here.
Blank Rome was recognized in YLW’s 2018 and 2019 Top Firm Reports for our commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within our Firm and throughout the legal industry. Over the past year, Blank Rome has also been recognized for our leadership in this space through hosting our third annual Women’s Leadership Summit in September 2019 and being named a 2019 Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother, 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. Additionally, our Firm received for the fifth year in a row the honor of being named a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index, and achieved Mansfield Certification Plus after successfully completing Diversity Lab’s yearlong Mansfield Rule 2.0 program. Blank Rome also signed on to participate in Diversity Lab’s newest iteration of the program, Mansfield Rule 3.0.
To learn more about Blank Rome’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and recognitions, please visit blankrome.com/diversity-inclusion.