Littler selected as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Seramount

(June 23, 2022) – Littler, the world’s largest employment law firm representing management, has been recognized by Seramount as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” for the 13th time. The firm is one of 50 recognized for using best practice in recruiting, retaining, promoting and developing female attorneys. Littler was also recently ranked as a top law firm The National Legal JournalScorecard for Women in Law.

“It is an honor to be recognized again by Seramount,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s CEO and President. “The contribution and advancement of women at all levels of our business is critical to the success of our business. Littler remains deeply committed to a supportive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Through the many efforts of the Company’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) and our various sponsorship and mentoring programs, we seek to empower and encourage one another to explore careers that are meaningful and rewarding while honoring individual goals and priorities. This allows us to continue to be an Employer of Choice and continue to build on our success as the world’s leading employment law firm.”

“Our best women’s law firms continue to improve in many critical areas,” said Subha V. Barry, President of Seramount. “The representation of female managing partners has increased significantly and we are seeing progress for multicultural women lawyers at all levels. Our companies understand the importance of attracting and retaining this vital talent pool and have developed the family-friendly benefits to prove it. All of these together are important steps towards parity.”

Littler supports the advancement of advocates who identify as female and/or non-binary through various programs and initiatives. Littler’s WLI, co-led by shareholders Margaret Parnell Hogan and Jennifer Youpa, is focused on developing and retaining women leaders. Currently, 40% of senior attorneys within the firm are women, including representation on the board and management committee. Additionally, the two most senior positions at Littler are held by female attorneys – shareholder Kate Mrkonich Wilson is serving as the firm’s chairman for the third year running and shareholder Erin Webber began an eight-year tenure as Littler’s chief executive officer and president in January 2021.

Additionally, Littler’s award-winning Career Advocacy Program (CAP) has been instrumental in advancing women and diverse attorneys from the associate to shareholder level. The program matches associate protégés with shareholder advocates and client champions who nurture and encourage their career growth. Of the company’s 2022 class of august shareholders, nearly a quarter participated in CAP and 45% of the class identified as women.

As part of Littler’s efforts to support working parents, the company also offers numerous benefits to support working parents – including Bright Horizons, a referral resource for childcare support, as well as backup childcare, academic support and enrichment programs, college counseling -Admission, special needs assistance and elderly care. Additional benefits the company offers are Guide+Thrive, a program that connects employees with resources to support their overall well-being, which includes employer-paid counseling sessions and work/life and convenience services, and Milk Stork, a Breastmilk delivery service that offers chilled breastmilk, express shipping or easy home transport of breastmilk to breastfeeding mothers traveling on business trips.

And the Parenting at Littler Resource Group (PALs) offers a comprehensive suite of programs to address the needs and everyday issues of working parents and carers while promoting a positive culture around working families. Resources on offer include moderated discussion groups, a mentoring program that matches new attorney parents with a parent mentor at Littler, and additional services to support child care and parenting. In 2021, PALs introduced various staff resource groups for attorneys who are parents and/or carers. The purpose of these groups is to build a network within the company to share experiences, stories and resources and to support each other.

In addition to being recognized by Seramount, the firm is recognized by organizations such as B. continues to be classified as a top law firm for women Law360, The National Law Journal and vault. In the past year, Litter also received Mansfield Certification Plus status from Diversity Lab, received Gold Standard certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, and was recognized in the 2021 Yale Law Women Top Firms Report for his diverse leadership and part-time work opportunities.

About Littler

With more than 1,600 employment and labor law attorneys in offices around the world, Littler offers workplace solutions that are available anywhere, any location. Our diverse global team and proprietary technology foster a culture that celebrates original thinking and delivers breakthrough innovations that prepare employers for what’s happening today and what’s likely to happen tomorrow.

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