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Hanson Bridgett Named One of the Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers

July 26, 2016 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers today announced the 2016 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 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.

The full list of the 2016 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 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. Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers co-founded the Best Law Firms for Women initiative in 2007 to recognize firms that lead the industry in initiatives for women’s business development and career advancement, plus offer flexible work arrangements and generous paid parental leave, among other important benefits.

This year, women represent 30% of nonequity lawyers, the highest percentage in the past nine years while 20% of equity partners were women compared with a national average of 18%. The number of Best Law Firms reporting three or more women among the top ten rainmakers increased from 16% to 22% over the last year (at the 46 winning firms that responded).

For the first time this year, the proportion of female equity partner promotions is the same for firms with one-tiered tracks and two-tiered tracks. At single-tier firms, female equity partner promotions increased one percentage point, year over year, to 34%. At two-tiered firms, the promotion rate increased to 34% from 30% in 2015. The number of nonequity partner promotions going to women (36%) increased one percentage point, year over year.


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.

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Michelle Klopp
Chief Marketing Officer
Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
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