Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year it has been named to Working Mother’s “Best Law Firms for Women” list, which recognizes firms that utilize best practices in finding, retaining, promoting and developing women lawyers. The firm was among 60 firms that earned spots on the 2020 list.
“Law firms on this year’s list were better prepared to respond to the effects of the pandemic because of their continued support of flextime and remote work for working parents and caregivers,” said Subha V. Barry, president of Working Mother Media. “We are proud to recognize their resilience and steadfast commitment to supporting gender equality.”
“We are thrilled to once again be named to Working Mother’s “Best Law Firms for Women” list,” said Shareholder Ali Metzl, who founded and co-chairs Brownstein’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. “The firm remains dedicated to supporting and advancing women lawyers and policy professionals, most notably through our continued commitment to achieving and sustaining Mansfield Rule certification as well as through our various professional development, networking and mentoring programs.”
In addition to these efforts, Brownstein continues to make great strides with a variety of career-advancement and work-life initiatives. The firm’s “Transitions Matter” suite of programs, which was introduced in 2018 and modified in 2019, includes ramp-up/ramp-down reduced hours policies, an alternative work schedule policy as well as Mindful Return and Milk Stork programs. In 2019, the firm greatly enhanced its gender-neutral paid medical and parental leave for childbirth and adoption, introduced subsidized backup child, pet and elder care and additional family support benefits, and launched a working parents’ network to educate and share vital resources amongst parenting attorneys and foster a more cohesive support network. Additionally, in 2019, the firm formalized and enhanced its flex commute and tech stipend policies to institutionalize and support remote working and flexible hours arrangements.
The firm also introduced innovative programming in the wake of COVID-19, including remote business development and professional development seminars as well as Brownstein Buddies, a summer program created to support the firm’s working parents and foster engagement and connectivity among employees’ children during these challenging times.
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