Drinker Biddle & Reath has been named to the prestigious 2015 50 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers. The firm was chosen for its exceptional family friendly policies and career and business development initiatives that allow not only for the retention of women in law, but also for the opportunities for women attorneys to advance in leadership positions
"Drinker Biddle is deeply committed to the success of our female attorneys and supporting them in their professional and personal lives,” said Andrew C. Kassner, Chairman and CEO of Drinker Biddle. “Our selection again as one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women is an acknowledgment of our goal to foster communication, professional development, mentorship, work-life balance and leadership opportunities for our women attorneys.”
Over the last several years, Drinker Biddle has advanced numerous women into leadership positions. Such appointments last fall included the formation of a three-member executive partner team that includes Mary Devlin Capizzi, who oversees the firm’s regulatory services practice groups and client relations, marketing and business development functions, and Joanne Lewers being named the firm’s Hiring Partner. In February, six women, representing a cross section of the firm’s practices, were also elected partners.
“We’re proud to be named among the top firms for women for the second consecutive year,” said Lynne Anne Anderson and Jennifer Breuer, partners and co-chairs of Drinker Biddle’s Women’s Leadership Committee. “The firm continues to embrace and adopt industry-leading initiatives to advance the hiring, retention and promotion of excellent women lawyers within the firm. The last year has seen the development of a new parental leave policy, a mentoring program and tool kit and ongoing panel discussions all aimed at advancing the careers of women at the firm.”
Visit the Working Mother Website for the full list of the 2015 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women, which includes the percentage of female partners and the percentage of each firm’s lawyers who work reduced hours and other key highlights.
To learn about Drinker Biddle's Women's Leadership Committee, click here.