Palo Alto – November 14, 2019 – For the fourth consecutive year, Fortune has ranked Cooley the #1 law firm on its 50 Best Workplaces for Parents list.
The 50 Best Workplaces for Parents list is based on feedback from more than 4.6 million US employees at Great Place to Work-certified companies. Mothers, fathers and non-parent colleagues answered more than 60 survey questions about their day-to-day workplace experience. The rankings are driven by parents’ overall feedback – based on analysis of how parents’ experiences compared to that of their colleagues – and by assessing the quality of parental leave, adoption, flexible schedule, childcare and dependent healthcare benefits.
Cooley offers generous parental leave benefits, including an increased number of weeks of paid leave for all new parents. The firm provides an option for lawyers returning from leave to phase back in by working a reduced schedule, without prior approval, for a period of up to six months. Additionally, Cooley’s Women’s Initiative runs a liaison program for lawyers taking an extended leave of absence and provides a person of support leading up to and during the leave. This person will also help to re-acclimate the lawyer following their return to work. All new and expecting parents also receive free pre- and post-natal support through Cleo, which offers in-home sleep consultation, lactation support, return-to-work coaching and guidance on any issue new parents may face. Cooley also covers the cost of a Snoo smart bassinet – an automatic baby rocker that uses soothing white noise – for up to six months to promote healthy sleep for baby and parents.
A six-time Fortune Best Company to Work For, Cooley is often recognized for its dedication to its employees, earning annual placement on Fortune best workplaces lists for women, millennials and diversity.
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