For the second consecutive year, Lane Powell has been named as one of the Best Law Firms for Women by Seramount. The 2022 list recognizes firms for their efforts in recruiting, retaining, promoting, and developing women lawyers.
“Making Lane Powell a place where our women lawyers can thrive and grow at all stages of their careers is something we care deeply about,” said Lane Powell President Barbara Duffy. “Being included on this year’s Best Law Firms for Women list is indicative of that care, and we are proud to be recognized.”
Lane Powell was selected as one of the best law firms for women for its forward-thinking programs and policies designed to increase the number of women in firm leadership. Women make up over half of Lane Powell’s Board of Directors, 34 percent of its Equity Shareholders, and 50 percent of its Practice Team Leaders. From the launch of the firm’s Women’s Initiative three years ago, to earning Certification Plus in the Mansfield Rule 4.0 Program in 2021, Lane Powell is committed to offering women opportunities in leadership and to creating a talent pipeline for others as they develop. Lane Powell strives to continue to grow the number of women in positions of influence and to support all women lawyers and ensure they will have similar opportunities at the firm.
Some figures from the 2022 Best Law Firms for Women list include women comprising an average of 38 percent of firm management committees, and 36 percent of those determining compensation. Of all female equity partners, 18 percent were multicultural, and multicultural women represented 29 percent of women lawyers overall (up from 27 percent).
The Best Law Firms for Women application covers more than 300 questions about attorney demographics at different levels, schedule flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women.