NEW YORK, NY (June 27, 2023) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce the firm has been named among the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Seramount. Jackson Lewis was recognized for utilizing best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting, and developing women lawyers and lawyers from underrepresented groups, including people of color.
“Jackson Lewis is purposeful in creating an environment that motivates and encourages our attorneys to reach their full potential,” said Firm Chair Kevin G. Lauri. “Our commitment to retaining women attorneys focuses on ensuring our diverse lawyer population is represented across our leadership rank, providing mentorship and networking opportunities, and diverse staffing on client matters.”
The 2023 Best Law Firms for Women & Diversity application included more than 300 questions about attorney demographics at different levels, flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women and people of color as well as those from other underrepresented groups. Questions about family-friendly benefits and mentoring and sponsorship participation were also included.
“We know how important it is to consider the need for diverse representation in our decision-making,” said Firm Managing Principal Samantha N. Hoffman. “As a firm, we believe strongly in the power of inclusive leadership and work to ensure we have gender diversity through different levels of leadership. We look forward to continuing the positive impact we are making, both on our internal culture and the legal industry at large.”
Jackson Lewis continues to be recognized by various organizations for its programs and initiatives supporting the advancement of women and diverse attorneys. The firm was recently named a top law firm on The American Lawyer’s 2023 Diversity Scorecard, for making continued progress on achieving greater diversity among their U.S. attorney populations. Jackson Lewis was also recently named Verizon’s inaugural IDEAward recipient for demonstrating excellence in best practices, approaches and effective programs that advance DEI and belonging within their firms and the wider legal profession. Additionally, the firm has a standing Diversity and Inclusion Committee divided into attorney resource groups, including the Women’s Interest Network and the Practicing and Parenting group that acts as a support network for parents, future parents, and allies.
“Supporting women and diverse talent in the workplace is central to our firm’s culture, and diverse leadership development is a prime area of focus in our DEI strategic plan,” said Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Principal Kimya S.P. Johnson. “Jackson Lewis has seen an increase in representation of women managing partners and diverse women attorneys at every level and expanded our family-friendly benefits. We are deliberate in our goals, programs and initiatives in order to best support our people.”
More information about Jackson Lewis’ DEI efforts can be found here.
About Jackson Lewis
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.
Additional information about the firm can be found at jacksonlewis.com.
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