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Hanson Bridgett Named One of the Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother

July 25, 2017 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — Working Mother announced the 2017 Working Mother Best Law Firms for Women, recognized for leading the industry in creating and using best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers. Hanson Bridgett has been selected for this year’s prestigious list for the eighth year in a row. The firm ranked 15­th in the country. This honor comes on the heels of the firm ranking #2 for female partners and #4 for female attorneys on Law360's Best Law Firms for Women list.

The full list of the 2017 Working Mother Best Law Firms for Women is posted here with highlights on representation of women and women of color in key leadership roles, and usage and promotion rates for reduced-hour lawyers, among other key points. For the first time, Working Mother worked in collaboration with the ABA Journal as a knowledge partner.

Here are highlights from the 2017 Working Mother Best Law Firms for Women data:

  • Over the last 10 years, the percentage of female equity partners has increased to 20% from 16% and female non-equity partners has grown to 30% from 22% at the Best Law Firms. This year, the Best Law Firms employ more female equity partners (20%) than the national average (18%).* Source: National Association of Women Lawyers.
  • Among their Top 10 rainmakers, 83% of the top firms have at least one woman.
  • Since last year, the number of paid weeks of maternity leave offered at the Best Law Firms increased one week to an average of 16 weeks. Yet the average number of weeks of maternity leave taken by lawyer moms stayed the same, at 14. An average of 8 weeks of paid paternity leave was offered with an average of 4 weeks taken.
  • A majority (53%) of all lawyers at the top firms report working remotely, the most popular flex option among both male and female lawyers at every level, which is offered by all of the winning firms.

About the Methodology

Law firms completed an extensive application in the areas of workforce profile, flexibility and development and retention of women. Best Law Firms were selected from a pool of self-selected applicant firms with 50 or more lawyers in the U.S. Statistics reported are aggregated from data provided by the firms collected from the full year of 2016.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento, and the East Bay. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals, including a number of public retirement systems and public agencies in California. More information on Hanson Bridgett can be found at www.hansonbridgett.com.

For More Information

Brandi Hewlett
Director of Marketing
Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
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