Perkins Coie Named to List of 2012 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms by Yale Law Women
SEATTLE (April 30, 2012) – Perkins Coie has been named one of the 2012 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms by Yale Law Women, a student organization devoted to promoting the interests of women in law school and the legal profession. This is the fourth time in the past five years that Perkins Coie has been included on this list, and is the only firm to achieve four out five category honors.
Yale Law Women conducts an annual survey of law firms on the 2012 Vault Top 100 Law Firms list and produces its annual Top Ten Family Firms report to raise awareness of gender disparities within the legal profession as well as to highlight progress and innovative solutions. Perkins Coie is pleased to be part of the progress and the solutions.
"Perkins Coie makes work-life balance a top priority for its attorneys," says Iveth Durbin, Chair of the Women’s Forum’s Work/Life Balance Subgroup. "Firm management understands that a quality personal life means a quality work life."
Theresa Cropper, Chief Diversity Officer, says, "We are continually looking for ways to improve the lives of our attorneys through policies, benefits and a culture that allows for successful integration of career, family and other outside obligations and interests. This creates an environment that gives our attorneys the chance to continue their professional development and manage their family lives without penalty."
Perkins Coie is recognized for its accomplishments in the legal profession, its commitment to diversity and its excellent client service. For 10 consecutive years, Perkins Coie has been on FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For". The firm has been named to the “Best Law Firms for Women" by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC each survey year since 2008. In 2011, the firm received a Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum. The firm has also earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's top rating of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index for four years in a row.
For more information about the Top Ten list, including innovative family friendly policies, visit http://www.law.yale.edu/stuorgs/topten.htm.
About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. We provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.