O’Melveny Named to Yale Law Women List of Top Family Friendly FirmsJune 28, 2017
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NEW YORK—June 28, 2017—O’Melveny was named to Yale Law Women’s 2017 list of the Top Ten Family Friendly Firms.
To produce its annual Family Friendly Firms List, Yale Law Women explores key indicators of family friendliness by collecting data on Vault Law 100 firms’ policies relating to representation of women in various roles, part-time and flexible fulltime work schedules, parental leave, gender equity, and bonuses and billing. In addition, the survey investigated how firms implemented those policies and whether attorneys used them. The 2017 Family Friendly Firms scored the highest overall in the organization’s data analysis of these various metrics. This year, Yale Law Women assessed more than 50 firms to identify firms that are leading the way in developing and implementing family friendly practices and policies.
O’Melveny was recognized for the number of women in the firm overall and specifically for those in the partnership, in leadership roles, and on key committees. The firm was also noted for programs such as CustOMMize, which formalizes flex-time schedules, telecommuting, and reduced work-load options, and is intended to promote work/life balance. Other family-friendly offerings include generous parental leave policies, the opportunity to return from extended leaves in a part-time status, one-on-one consulting to help address parenting issues through the ParentWings program, and firm-subsidized backup care in all of our US offices, including for adults and children with special needs.
“We are thrilled that Yale Law Women has recognized us again for our efforts to offer women great legal careers in a supportive culture that acknowledges and addresses the challenges working families face,” said Mary Ellen Connerty, O’Melveny’s Director for Diversity and Engagement. “This honor motivates us to stay focused on making our firm a place where all colleagues can thrive and to do even better.”
The firm has received numerous accolades for its efforts to support women and diverse lawyers. Earlier this month, the firm was awarded Gold Standard Certification by the Women’s Law Empowerment Forum by meeting objective criteria relating to the number of women among equity partners and in firm leadership positions. O’Melveny was also named Best International Firm for Women in Business Law for the second year in a row at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s sixth annual Americas Women in Business Law Awards, which acknowledge law and professional services firms for their efforts and achievements in helping women advance in the legal profession.
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