Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP has been named one of the “50 Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers. In a list published Aug. 5, 2014, the firm was recognized for having family-friendly policies and business and career development initiatives that focus on advancing women attorneys into the leadership pipeline. Since 2007, the Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers list has monitored the steady advancement of women lawyers at law firms.
“We are pleased to be recognized for our commitment to the advancement of women,” Managing Partner Sandra A. Seville-Jones said. “Our women lawyers are accomplished leaders in our firm, the community and the legal profession, and we are proud of their achievements.”
Munger Tolles’ tradition of supporting women is demonstrated by the following:
- More than half of the Munger Tolles associates promoted to partner in the last five years have been women, including an all-women partner class in 2014.
- Munger Tolles is one of the few Am Law 200 firms with a female managing partner.
- Many of our women lawyers − including Katherine M. Forster, Tamerlin J. Godley, Miranda Kane, Carolyn Hoecker Luedtke, Kristin Linsley Myles, Rosemarie T. Ring and Mary Ann Todd – have been recognized as top lawyers by various publications.
- The firm, in conjunction with two business partners, opened the first law-firm sponsored child care center on the West Coast in 2010. Subsidized back-up child care is also available to all firm employees.
- In April 2014, Munger Tolles was named among Yale Law Women’s 2014 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms.
Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, said, “An amazing abundance of female talent has poured into the field of law. It is critical that this talent is allowed to succeed, and that the culture of the law industry adjusts to the work life needs of women. The Best Law Firms for Women are leading the way for all law firms to follow.”
Deborah Epstein Henry, president of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, stated, “Being a women-friendly workplace today means much more than having the policies and infrastructure in place to enable all lawyers to thrive. It also means having significant work/life usage rates and high representation of women among the equity partner and leadership ranks to demonstrate that such policies are indeed viable.”