Lowenstein Sandler is pleased to announce that WomenInc. magazine has included the firm on its list of the “Top 100 Law Firms for Women.”
According to the publication, firms were selected using survey data and criteria including prior recognition, recruitment/community outreach, and firm prominence, with input from the publication’s editorial staff based on many years covering the legal industry.
“Lowenstein Sandler puts ideals into action with forward-thinking benefits, formal and social networking, and career development opportunities that are tailored to our lawyers’ strengths,” said Lynda A. Bennett, partner and Chair of Lowenstein’s Insurance Recovery group and founder of the firm's Women’s Initiative Network. “The proof is in the numbers: As of July 2019, 21 percent of our 112 partners are women, 50 percent of our 135 associates are women, and almost 40 percent of our Executive Board are women.”
Lowenstein’s support of women lawyers includes offering a range of innovative programs and benefits that assist their professional growth, such as expansive parental leave, an on-ramping period following return from parental leave, a Parental Leave Mentoring Network, and flexible work arrangements such as reduced schedules, flextime, and telecommuting.
In addition, Lowenstein’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) supports and empowers women lawyers to achieve professional and personal success. Comprised of women from a cross section of the firm’s practice areas, seniority levels, and offices, the group fosters meaningful mentoring relationships that assist women lawyers in developing their careers and flourishing as leaders. Similarly, the firm’s Women’s Enrichment Initiative (WEI) offers a forum and avenues for women on the firm’s professional staff to network with and mentor one another and to discuss career development challenges that are unique to women professionals.
“By emphasizing personal mentoring, diversified benefits, and challenging opportunities, we empower our women lawyers to become leaders in both the firm and in their respective fields,” said Donatella Verrico, Lowenstein’s Chief Human Resources Officer.
Lowenstein’s other diversity and inclusion achievements have been recognized by a perfect (100 percent) score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index; the Freddie Mac inaugural Award of Excellence for Enhancing Law Firm Diversity & Inclusion; being included on NJBIZ’s Best Places to Work in New Jersey for eight consecutive years; being named a Crain's Best Place to Work in New York City; receiving the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice's Corporate Leadership Award; and being included in Working Mother’s list of 60 Best Law Firms for Women seven times.