Lowenstein Sandler is pleased to announce that Working Mother has once again included the firm in its annual roster of the 60 “Best Law Firms for Women.” 2020 marks the eighth time that the firm has been recognized for its best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting, and developing women lawyers through such benefits as flexible work, paid leave, and support for women's advancement.
“It is so gratifying to once again be honored by Working Mother for our commitment to empowering women lawyers,” says J. Danielle Carr, the firm’s Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. “It is an integral part of Lowenstein’s mission to do everything we can to nurture and develop a diverse group of professionals who will thrive in a culture of inclusion.”
Lowenstein’s approach to supporting women lawyers includes 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. Lowenstein’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN), led by Executive Board member Lynda A. Bennett, supports and empowers women lawyers to achieve professional and personal success by fostering meaningful mentoring relationships that assist women lawyers in developing their careers and flourishing as leaders. The Lowenstein Parent Network, led by Allison Castro, a member of the firm’s Professional Development team, offers employees the necessary support to navigate and celebrate parenting’s challenges and rewards.
“Our seamless transition to remote work during the pandemic is due, in part, to Lowenstein’s flexible work arrangements and top-quality technology for telecommuting, which we established years ago as a way to support working parents,” says Lowenstein Chief Human Resources Officer Donatella Verrico. “In addition to mentoring, diversified benefits, and challenging opportunities, this kind of practical support for all of our lawyers enhances our overall retention rates and enables us to provide exemplary client service.”
In addition to appearing on the Working Mother list, Lowenstein’s diversity and inclusion achievements, including those on behalf of its women employees, have been recognized by a perfect (100 percent) score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, inclusion on NJBIZ’s Best Places to Work in New Jersey, being named a Crain's Best Place to Work in New York City, and receiving the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice's Corporate Leadership Award.
Working Mother founded the Best Law Firms for Women program in 2007. Its mission is to provide law firms with tools to achieve measurable results in enhancing their women lawyers’ visibility and professional success.
The 2020 Best Law Firms for Women application, administered by the Working Mother Research Institute, included more than 300 questions about attorney demographics at different levels, schedule flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women.
About Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Lowenstein Sandler is a national law firm with over 350 lawyers based in New York, Palo Alto, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington, D.C. The firm represents leaders in virtually every sector of the global economy, with particular emphasis on investment funds, life sciences, and technology. Recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit and high standard of client service, the firm is committed to the interests of its clients, colleagues, and communities.
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