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Morgan Lewis Recognized as a 2021 Best Law Firm for Women

June 23, 2021

NEW YORK, June 23, 2021: Morgan Lewis has again been identified as one of the Best Law Firms for Women. The list by Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media) honors the firms that encourage women to rise to the top.

“Creating a culture of opportunity for women to rise and lead has always been a central component of our workplace culture. In a time when concerns are heightened about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of women, we are proud that women are represented at the highest levels of our firm management and practice, and of our significant investment in the next generation of women leaders,” Firm Chair Jami McKeon said. “We are honored to be included in this list of law firms who are making diverse and inclusive workplaces a priority.”

The full list highlights law firms where women:

  • Averaged 25% women among equity partners, compared with 23% last year.
  • Represented 40% of the total lawyer population (up from 39% in 2020).

Seramount’s 2021 Best Law Firms for Women application includes more than 300 questions about lawyer demographics at different levels, schedule flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women. This year, in light of COVID-19, several questions were added about the success of remote working.

“We know that women have left the workplace in droves since the onset of COVID-19,” said Subha Barry, CEO of Seramount. “But the fact that representation of women equity partners, and women lawyers overall, has increased during this turbulent time just shows how supportive our Best Law Firms for Women are to parents and caregivers. They stepped up and offered increased flexibility and new benefit programs to help this critical talent pool balance both work and home life.”