Four Minnesota firms, as well as three firms with offices in Minneapolis, have been named among the “50 Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine.
Dorsey & Whitney, Faegre Baker Daniels, Fredrikson & Byron and Lindquist & Vennum all were given the honor. Firms with local offices that made the list include DLA Piper, Littler and Fulbright & Jaworski (listed under Norton Rose Fulbright).
According to Working Mother, 40 percent of the best law firms for women have two or more women among their “top rainmakers.” At the named firms, Women hold 24 percent of executive committee seats, 25 percent of compensation committee seats and 26 percent of equity partner promotion committee seats. Of the 50 firms named, 48 allow reduced-hour lawyers to be eligible for equity partnership promotion, although such promotions are rare. In 2014, zero equity partners at the top firms were working reduced schedules when they were promoted.