For the ninth time, WilmerHale has been named among the Top Ten Family Friendly Firms by the Yale Law Women (YLW) at Yale Law School, an organization aimed at helping women progress in the legal field. The firm also received gender equity category honors for at least 25 percent of equity partners being women.
Since 2006, YLW has published the annual list, following a study to assess law firms' commitment to family friendly policies and procedures and to better understand the efforts they make to recruit, retain and advance women in the legal profession.
The Top Ten Family Friendly Firms list reviewed options for part-time and flex-time, parental and family accommodations, and the structure and expectations for bonuses and billing. The top ten firms scored the highest overall on these metrics. WilmerHale was previously named on the Top Ten Family Friendly Firms list in 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2006. All collected data reflected policies and statistics from the 2017 calendar year and only included US office locations, according to YLW.