New York – August 6, 2013 – Cooley LLP announced today that it has been recognized as one of the 2013 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers "50 Best Law Firms for Women." This is the second consecutive year that Cooley has been recognized for its flexibility and professional development programs designed to retain women and advance them into law firm leadership roles.
"We are thrilled to have been named again as a ‘Best Law Firm for Women' by Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers," said Shira Nadich Levin, a real estate partner in Cooley's New York office and chair of the firm's Women's Initiative. "This recognition emphasizes Cooley's core values, and demonstrates our commitment to elevating and supporting our women attorneys."
Cooley's Women's Initiative is built on the foundation of core career development on which women attorneys throughout the firm can establish and refine the skills needed to grow and flourish professionally. As part of the program, women partners serve as career development counselors to women associates for the purpose of providing mentorship and professional guidance. As part of its broad commitment to the professional development of its women attorneys, Cooley hosts, sponsors and participates in various women-focused leadership conferences and events, including the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF). Recently, Cooley received, also for the second consecutive year, the Gold Standard Certification distinction from WILEF for its achievements in the promotion and success of women attorneys. Only 42 firms from across the United States were so recognized by WILEF.
View the full list of "Best Law Firms for Women" here.
About Cooley LLP
Cooley's 700 attorneys have an entrepreneurial spirit and deep, substantive experience, and are committed to solving clients' most challenging legal matters. From small companies with big ideas to international enterprises with diverse legal needs, Cooley has the breadth of legal resources to enable companies of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace. The firm represents clients across a broad array of dynamic industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, health care, venture capital, clean energy, real estate and retail.
The firm has full-service offices in eleven major business and technology centers: Boston, MA; Broomfield, CO; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Palo Alto, CA; Reston, VA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; and Shanghai, China.