Dorsey Named One of “50 Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today the Firm has
earned a place on the prestigious 2016 Working Mother & Flex-Time
Lawyers “Best Law Firms for Women” list. This is the ninth time Dorsey
has been recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women.”


Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, says,
“Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers’ Best Law Firms show how to make
it work. Despite intense pressures, the success of the firms in creating
workable solutions for working families shows their commitment and
ingenuity to create a progressive future for their firms.”

The survey found that the proportion of seats held by women on the
executive/management committee (25%) has steadily increased since 2012,
when it was 21%. The proportion of compensation/finance committee seats
held by women increased to 25%, up two percentage points from the
previous year and up four percentage points since 2012.

“We are committed to being a women-friendly workplace and having the
policies and infrastructure in place to enable our attorneys to manage
their professional and personal lives in the way that works best for
them. We believe this benefits our lawyers, the Firm as a whole, and,
most importantly, our clients,” said Ken Cutler, Dorsey’s Managing
Partner. “We are pleased to be recognized once again as a Best Law Firm
for Women.”

The full list of the 2016 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers Best
Law Firms for Women
is posted here
with highlights on representation of women and women of color in key
leadership roles, and usage and promotion rates for reduced-hour
lawyers, among other key points. Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers
co-founded the “Best Law Firms for Women” initiative in 2007 to
recognize firms that lead the industry in initiatives for women’s
business development and career advancement, plus offer flexible work
arrangements and generous paid parental leave, among other important
benefits.

About Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Clients have relied on Dorsey
since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the
United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey
provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients’ legal and
business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world’s most
successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders
in the banking, energy, food and agribusiness, health care, mining and
natural resources, and public-private project development sectors, as
well as major non-profit and government entities.

Contacts

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Jeri Longtin-Kloss, 612-492-5315
longtin.kloss.jeri@dorsey.com