Fish & Richardson Named a 2021 "Best Law Firm for Women"

Fish has been named one of the 2021 "Best Law Firms for Women" by Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media) for the fourth year in a row. Fish was one of only 50 law firms in the U.S. to earn a spot on this competitive list.

Fish was selected for its innovative programs and policies to attract, retain, and promote women lawyers at the firm. This includes a flexible culture that does not require "face time" for success, reduced hour policies, generous parental leave benefits, and strong support for working mothers and parents. Fish also has many programs geared towards advancing women in the workplace, including its long-time EMPOWER Women's Initiative.

"We're absolutely thrilled to have been selected yet again as one of Seramount's Best Law Firms for Women," said Jay Kugler DeYoung, Principal and Chair of EMPOWER at Fish. "We take great pride in how we cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture. We're proud of our achievements and will continue working to set the standard for the industry."

The Best Law Firms for Women list highlights law firms that averaged 25 percent women among equity partners, compared with 23 percent last year, and had women representing 40 percent of all lawyers overall (up from 39 percent in 2020). Multicultural women represented 16 percent of female equity partners and 27 percent of overall women lawyers (up from 26 percent in 2020).

Seramount's 2021 Best Law Firms for Women methodology included questions about attorney demographics at different levels, schedule flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women. This year, in light of COVID-19, several questions were added about the success of remote working arrangements.