Blank Rome was honored for the fourth year in a row in the Yale Law Women’s Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report 2021, in recognition of our commitment to advancing women within our firm and throughout the legal industry.
As stated in YLW’s Part-Time Options section of the report: “Many attorneys seek part-time schedules or flexible full-time options to meet the demands of their personal lives and family needs. In practice, choosing whether to opt in to part-time or flex options tends to be a very gendered issue. Firms must ensure that women working part- or flex-time are not precluded from further opportunities for advancement, and moreover, that men who choose to opt-in to an alternative work schedule do not face cultural stigma that might similarly impair their career.”
Over the past year, Blank Rome has remained committed to advancing women in law and creating a family-friendly workplace through notable initiatives, such as launching our firm’s newest affinity group, the BR Parents Forum, in March 2020; hosting our Fourth Annual Women’s Leadership Summit virtually in October 2020; presenting our firm’s inaugural Bonnie Glantz Fatell Women’s Advocacy and Leadership Award in December 2020; and launching our Women’s Leadership Roundtable Series on International Women’s Day in March 2021. In recognition of our leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives, our firm was named a Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother for the fourth time, received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the sixth year in a row, and was listed in Exelon’s D&I Honor Roll. Blank Rome also achieved Mansfield Certification Plus for the second year in a row after successfully completing Diversity Lab’s yearlong Mansfield Rule 3.0 program, and also signed on to participate in Diversity Lab’s newest iteration of the program, Mansfield Rule 4.0.
About Yale Law Women’s 2021 Top Firms Report This is YLW’s 16th annual Top Firms Report, produced each year to raise awareness of disparities within the legal profession, highlight progress being made in the industry, and identify areas for improvement. The report is also intended to serve as a tool for law firms, lawyers, and law students to build more equitable workplaces. This year’s report honored individual firms for excelling in specific categories concerning overall gender equity and family friendliness to best reflect the distinct needs and preferences of law firm employees as well as the multitude of factors leading to workplace equity. To learn more about YLW’s 2021 Top Firms Report and methodology, please click here.