June 26, 2017

Jenner & Block is recognized among the “Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms” in a report from Yale Law Women (YLW), a non-partisan organization that works to advance the status of women at Yale Law School and in the legal profession at large.  In addition to making the Top Ten list, the firm is among only three firms noted for having the highest percentage of men associates and partners taking caregiver leave.

This is the 12th year that YLW has released its report, which is based on a survey sent to firms ranked in the 2017 Vault Law 100.  To create the Top Ten List, YLW invited all firms listed in the 2017 Vault Law 100 to participate in its survey of family-friendly policies.  The survey questions fell into several broad categories:

  • billable hours and compensation;
  • leadership and promotions;
  • part-time and flex-time policies;
  • parental and family accommodations; and
  • gender equity

The report is aimed at monitoring trends in family friendliness among law firms ranked in the Vault 100, raising awareness of gender disparities within the legal profession, highlighting progress and identifying areas for improvement.