Press Release

Working Mother Names Cooley a Best Law Firm for Women

July 27, 2016

Palo Alto – July 27, 2016 – Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers recognized Cooley as one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women. This is the fifth consecutive year that Working Mother has recognized Cooley as a firm that is "leading the industry in creating and using best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers."

"We truly appreciate the recognition of Cooley's ongoing commitment to supporting and elevating women lawyers," said Kay Chandler, partner in Cooley's life sciences practice and co-chair of the firm's women's initiative.

Cooley's women's initiative is part of the firm's core diversity principles to attract, retain and mentor a strong network of women attorneys. The initiative seeks to provide women at Cooley with the tools necessary to achieve professional success and personal fulfillment, including counseling, professional development and networking opportunities.

"The real success is visible within Cooley," said Shira Nadich Levin, co-chair of Cooley's real estate leasing practice and co-chair of the firm's women's initiative. "We're dedicated to maintaining a diverse workplace, and this accolade is a reminder that our hard work is paying off, but there is still much to achieve."

Cooley's unique culture has been recognized on numerous top workplace lists, including Fortune's prestigious list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, on which the firm ranked #28 in 2016 and was the #1 law firm on the list. Cooley has also earned positions on Fortune lists targeted at: flexibility, giving back and women. Cooley also consistently receives Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum.

Kay Chandler discusses diversity at Cooley

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Press Coverage:

"Survey Shows Top Firms for Women Lawyers," Law360

"Working Mother Names the Best Firms for Women," BizWomen – LAW

"The 2016 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women," Working Mother

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