WASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2019: The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance will honor Morgan Lewis with its 2019 Flex Impact Award, which recognizes initiatives that meet the needs of a diverse group of employees, thereby creating a truly inclusive culture. The alliance will highlight the firm’s “unique, comprehensive, and innovative holistic flexibility” Remote Working, Ramp Up, and ML Well programs at its annual conference on November 7 in Washington, DC.
“We are truly honored to be recognized by the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance for our dedication. Now more than ever, we recognize that embracing a flexible workplace culture enhances the well-being of everyone at Morgan Lewis,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “We were proud to be among the first law firms to launch forward-looking flex initiatives such as our Ramp Up and Remote Working programs. We have now dedicated full-time resources to advancing these and other innovative programs, such as ML Well, to ensure that the thread of well-being and work/life balance is purposefully and earnestly woven into the fabric of who we are.”
Since 2017, more than 350 associates in the United States and United Kingdom have participated in Morgan Lewis’s Remote Working Program, which leverages technological advancements to allow eligible associates to work remotely while continuing to provide best-in-class client service. The firm’s Ramp Up Program provides support for associates returning to work after parental leave. Additionally, Morgan Lewis developed the ML Well program, a unique, holistic approach to promoting well-being, in response to the American Bar Association’s Pledge on Lawyer Well-Being, of which the firm was one of the inaugural signatories.