In its profile of the firm in Working Mother magazine, NAFE notes that a full 70% of Manatt's new partner promotions were women and that 67% of those were to equity partnership positions. NAFE cites Manatt's policies encouraging and facilitating a healthy work/life balance, and calls attention to the informal mentoring, coaching, and business development training readily available to Manatt's women lawyers.
Manatt has always been ahead of the curve in addressing these issues. Thanks to the longtime work of the Manatt Women’s Initiative, flextime is embedded in our culture. It is now routine at Manatt for women working flextime schedules to make partner—and to continue their part-time status as a partner.
NAFE is not alone in appreciating Manatt's efforts for its women. Our integration of women into the highest leadership positions in the firm has earned us Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s Gold Standard Certification—one of only 32 law firms in the nation to be so recognized. Manatt has also been recognized as one of the top 20 firms in the National Law Journal's 2012 Female Scorecard.
Learn more about our efforts to help Manatt's women professionals navigate the professional and personal challenges of working in the legal profession:
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