Florham Park Partner Lynne Anderson was quoted in the ABA Journal article titled, “Minority women are disappearing from BigLaw—and here's why.” The article discusses the various challenges minority women face that lead to the lack of diversity in BigLaw and possible solutions to overcome those challenges.
Lynne told the ABA Journal she is proud of Drinker Biddle’s recognition on the “50 best law firms for women” list and its focus on women’s initiatives which she says requires intention and support from the top.
“I think any firm has to have more than just the trappings,” Lynne said. “They have to have a roll-up-your-sleeves commitment to the advancement of women in the firm. That takes financial commitment, time commitment—including from the senior levels of the firm.”
“What does it take to have a firm that’s supportive of women? It’s not just helicoptering in and out of the issue. It’s sustained and ongoing programs—a committee, a budget and policies that make this work,” Lynne added.