O’Melveny Honored Among “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother for Eighth Consecutive Year

September 08, 2020


NEW YORK—September 8, 2020—O’Melveny has been named one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” for the eighth consecutive year by Working Mother magazine.

O’Melveny is among 60 US law firms recognized by Working Mother for using best practices in finding, retaining, promoting, and developing women lawyers.

“We are gratified that Working Mother continues to recognize our efforts to make O’Melveny an inclusive and supportive place for women to achieve their career goals,” said Bradley J. Butwin, chair of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. “Our talented women lawyers, many of whom have spent their entire careers at O’Melveny, have been consistently progressing to equity partnership. In just under four years, we’ve increased the number of women equity partners at O’Melveny nearly 30 percent.”

O’Melveny offers a variety of programs that support working mothers and their families, including:

  • Generous caregiver leave policies
  • Access for services to help find sitters, nannies, and housekeepers
  • Support for virtual and at-home learning
  • Access to CustOMMize, a comprehensive suite of flexibility options for attorneys—male and female—that can be tailored to meet different needs and circumstances
  • Parenting Employee Networks
  • Firm-subsidized backup care in all US offices for family members (infants through elders)

Mary Ellen Connerty, O’Melveny’s Director of Diversity and Engagement, noted, “Women at O’Melveny play key roles at every level of the firm. In 2020, their leadership and contributions have been critical to helping the firm, our families, and our clients meet one challenge after another. They have demonstrated levels of care and courage that have been truly inspiring.”

About O’Melveny

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Christopher Rieck
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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