Littler Recognized as a Best Law Firm for Women

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  • San Francisco, CA (1888PressRelease) September 14, 2011 - Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management, has been recognized as a leading law firm for women by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), a division of Working Mother Media, and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC®, marking the third year that Littler has been bestowed with this honor.

    "This recognition is particularly gratifying as the retention and advancement of our female attorneys is a core firm value," said Marko Mrkonich, president and managing director of Littler. "We are deeply committed to supporting our women lawyers and implementing new female- and family-friendly policies that encourage their professional success."

    The 2011 Best Law Firms for Women application was developed in a partnership between Working Mother Media and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. Firms with at least 50 lawyers were eligible to apply and the application included detailed questions about the issues that are most important to the retention and promotion of female lawyers. The 50 winning firms were selected based on responses to an application measuring areas such as workforce profile, family-friendly benefits and policies, flexibility, leadership, compensation, advancement and retention of women.

    "The 2011 Best Law Firms for Women are encouraging the retention and promotion of women, in addition to creating conducive work environments for all lawyers to thrive," said Deborah Epstein Henry, founder and president of Flex-Time Lawyers. "By offering leadership and business development opportunities for women, along with generous flexibility, parental leave and childcare programs, these firms are better poised to retain and promote the brightest legal minds, with the goal of reaching parity for women in the profession."

    Littler has created numerous initiatives geared towards the firm's female attorneys, including its Women's Leadership Initiative, which supports and educates women on ways to enhance and increase leadership opportunities while maintaining a balance between career and home life. The firm also offers remote working opportunities and flex-time options. More recently, the firm introduced its FlexTime Attorney program designed to promote work-life balance and create alternate career paths for Littler attorneys. As a result of these and other female-friendly programs, the firm has built a practice in which 47 percent of its lawyers are comprised of women.

    Littler and the 50 Best Law Firms for Women and their work/life and women-friendly policies will be featured in the fall 2011 issue of NAFE magazine and are profiled at, and

    About Working Mother Media

    Working Mother magazine reaches 2.2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; ( gives working mothers home and work advice, solutions and ideas. This year marks the 26th anniversary of Working Mother's signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the ninth year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (, includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE,, Diversity Best Practices (, and the Working Mother Research Institute. Working Mother Media's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.

    About Bonnier Corporation

    Bonnier Corp. ( is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through 50 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group (, a 200-year-old, family-owned media group based in Sweden with business operations in 25 countries.

    About Flex-Time Lawyers LLC

    Flex-Time Lawyers LLC® is a national consulting firm advising the legal profession on workplace restructure, talent management, work/life balance, and the retention and promotion of lawyers with a focus on women. It hosts a membership organization with quarterly chapter meetings for legal employers and lawyers, offering networking opportunities, employer advice, support, career guidance, education and information sharing to effect change. Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is a resource to the press and legal community at large and also provides recruiting services. It has been covered extensively in the national and legal press, including The New York Times, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, National Public Radio, the National Law Journal and numerous others. For more information, please visit

    About Littler Mendelson

    With more than 825 attorneys and 52 offices, Littler Mendelson is the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. As the only U.S. member of the Ius Laboris global alliance, Littler has extensive resources to address the needs of multi-national clients, from navigating international employment laws and labor relations issues to applying corporate policies worldwide. Established in 1942, the firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record. For more information, visit

    Jen Klein
    jklein ( @ ) littler dot com

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