Seyfarth announced today that it has received the Tipping the Scales Award from the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance. The award recognizes firms that have 50% or more women in their 2019 new partner class, as identified in the Alliance's 2019 New Partner Report. Seyfarth was presented the award during a ceremony at the Alliance's 2019 Annual Conference, Inspire. Innovate. Ignite!, on November 7th in Washington, D.C. You can read more here.
The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance's New Partner Report is a yearly compilation of data from more than 100 (138 this year) of the nation's largest and top-grossing law firms examining the gender breakdown of attorneys promoted to partnership in their U.S. offices. The data is based upon publicly available firm announcements and other self-reported sources on new partner classes with an effective date of promotion between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.
The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance is a think tank that collaborates with organizations to develop non-stigmatized flexible work policies that promote inclusive work cultures and help to advance more women into leadership positions. The Alliance provides practical research-based solutions, training workshops, and strategic advisory services that increase organizational effectiveness through diversity and flexibility.
A recognized industry leader in law firm diversity and inclusion, Seyfarth recently won the 2019 Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Award from the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP). In addition, the firm was also named a "Best Law Firm for Women" for the ninth straight year by Working Mother magazine. Seyfarth was also recently shortlisted for the 2019 Chambers USA Diversity & Inclusion Awards. Notably, the firm was nominated for Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion Program in recognition of Seyfarth's "Rooney Rule" initiative which, inspired by the NFL, has helped improve the hiring of diverse candidates across the firm.