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Ogletree Deakins Recognized by Seramount as a “Best Law Firm for Women”

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Atlanta—June 23, 2022—Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that the firm has been included on Seramount’s “Best Law Firms for Women” 2022 List. Ogletree Deakins has been recognized on this list six times and is among 50 firms that earned spots on the 2022 list.

The “Best Law Firms for Women” list recognizes firms that utilize best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting, and developing women lawyers. This year’s list highlights the advancement of women attorneys across the board, with firms averaging more women in leadership, more multicultural women, and better benefits than previous years. The percentage of women serving on firms’ management committees increased to 38 percent this year. There are also more multicultural women at every level, with multicultural women representing 29 percent of overall women lawyers.

“Our Best Law Firms for Women continue to improve in many critical areas,” said Subha V. Barry, president of Seramount. “Representation of women managing partners has increased significantly and we’ve seen progress for multicultural women lawyers at every level. Our firms recognize the importance of recruiting and retaining this important talent pool and have developed the family-friendly benefits to prove it. All of these combined are important steps toward parity.”

Other indicators of growth among law firms regarding parental leave, work-life balance, and career advancement for women lawyers include:

  • 36 percent of those determining compensation within firms are women.
  • 38 percent of those deciding promotions to equity partner are women.
  • 80 percent of firms are now hybrid workplaces.
  • 67 percent of firms’ benefits now cover in-vitro fertilization.

“Ogletree Deakins takes pride in supporting our women attorneys and providing them with the resources, opportunities, and platforms they need to grow,” said Matt Keen, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins. “We are proud that the firm’s efforts and initiatives have again been recognized by Seramount, and we look forward to continuing to find new ways to uplift and empower our women attorneys.”

About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for 11 consecutive years. In 2022, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, including many of the Fortune 50 companies in the U.S. www.ogletree.com

About the Methodology
Seramount’s 2022 Best Law Firms for Women application includes more than 300 questions about attorney demographics at different levels, flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women. Questions also include ability to work from home some of the time, family-friendly benefits, and mentoring and sponsorship participation.

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