May 01, 2015
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, has been named among Yale Law Women’s 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms.
Yale Law Women (YLW) produces its annual Top Ten Family Friendly Firms list by monitoring trends in family friendliness among law firms ranked in the Vault 100. The key criteria include billable hour requirements, part-time and flex-time options, parental leave policies and childcare availability, as well as partnership promotions and composition of leadership committees. A non-partisan organization, YLW works to advance the status of women at Yale Law School and in the legal profession at large through programming and mentorship opportunities.
“Diversity is a social imperative, as well as business imperative, that we’ve embraced in order to provide clients with the service they need to be competitive,” said Pat Quinn, Cadwalader’s Managing Partner. “By creating an environment that truly supports and develops women and diversity, we are able to attract the brightest, most ambitious, most high-performing attorneys.”
Cadwalader also was recently selected to the New York Law Journal “Diversity Initiative 2015,” which recognizes law firms and legal organizations dedicated to creating a diverse legal community. The firm’s commitment to workforce diversity was likewise recognized by the Human Rights Campaign, which gave Cadwalader a perfect 100 percent score on its 2015 Corporate Equality Index and named it among the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality,” and by Difference Matters Magazine, which recognized the firm among its “Top Corporate Allies for Diversity.”
Patrick Quinn and Ruth Merisier discuss the legal profession, working at Cadwalader, and more.