Law360 named Jackson Walker L.L.P. among the 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys in its inaugural ranking, which was published on April 19, 2015.
In compiling the list, Law360 surveyed over 300 U.S. law firms, which were then ranked based on four factors: the percentage of partners who are women; the percentage of non-partners who are women; the split between the firm’s female partner percentage and female non-partner percentage; and the number of female attorneys at the firm.
Jackson Walker has developed a reputation for success in attracting, retaining and promoting women professionals. It is the leading law firm in Texas in promoting women attorneys to partner. According to The Texas Lawbook, between 2012 and 2014, the firm elected nearly 50 percent more women to partnership than any other Texas law firm. Nearly half of the firm’s associates are women, and half of the attorneys hired by the firm in 2014 were women or minorities.
The firm was named a corporate winner of the 2015 YW Mentors and Allies Award by the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas and was recently spotlighted in a Dallas Morning News article lauding Jackson Walker’s commitment to women in the workplace. As a result of the Jackson Walker Women (jw2) initiative and firmwide commitment to developing women leaders, “No law firm in Texas has a better record in recent years of promoting women to partner than Jackson Walker,” the article stated.
Women practice in all areas of Jackson Walker, serving as lead counsel in litigation, transactional, and regulatory matters. Throughout the firm’s offices, women attorneys play leadership roles at all levels of firm management, including serving on the management, compensation, and other committees, and as practice group leaders.
The firm also encourages women attorneys to pursue involvement in local community activities, while also acting as role models for developing lawyers. Many of its female lawyers are active – including taking on leadership roles – in organizations devoted to the advancement of women, minorities, LGBT individuals and persons with disabilities.
Jackson Walker believes that with all that has been accomplished so far, there is still more to do. The firm is committed to becoming an even more diverse and inclusive law firm while remaining active in the community and continuing to serve clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide.Download PDF