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Fisher Phillips Named a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys


In Law360’s annual Glass Ceiling Report, Fisher Phillips was ranked one of the top 70 law firms in the country for female attorneys. The annual report recognizes U.S. firms implementing best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers and fostering environments committed to achieving that success. Fisher Phillips ranked fifth in the category for law firms with 300 to 599 attorneys.  

The 2019 Glass Ceiling Report shows that on average, women represent 36.3% of attorneys at firms. At a granular level, Law360 reported that nonpartners make up 45.5% of the attorney workforce, and among partners, females represent 24.8% of the group. Fisher Phillips exceeded these averages for female representation at all levels of the firm. 

“We are honored to be included again on this highly-regarded list as we work toward being the top law firm for women in our category,” said Melanie Webber, partner at Fisher Phillips and chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative and Leadership Council (WILC). “Through WILC, we continue to work on new initiatives and long-term goals for the recruitment, retention and advancement of women attorneys at Fisher Phillips. It is fantastic to see that like us, many firms are dedicated fostering an environment where female attorneys thrive at all stages of their careers.”

Fisher Phillips’ WILC is comprised of attorneys and staff from the across the firm’s 34 offices and focuses on recruiting, developing, mentoring and retaining women attorneys and fostering female leadership. WILC provides a forum for attorneys to share experiences and brings together women attorneys in the firm to share resources, exchange ideas and build business development opportunities. The committee establishes programs and promotes policies to cultivate an inclusive environment while addressing important issues such as work-life balance and preventing attrition. Additionally, WILC supports and promotes firmwide sponsorship and engagement outside the firm and encourages firm participation in bar organizations and other groups with a similar mission of promoting the advancement of women in law and society.

For more information about Law360’s 2019 Glass Ceiling Report, please click here.

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