July 27, 2016, New York – Today, Reed Smith LLP announced that for the fifth consecutive year the firm was named to Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers’ annual list of the “Best Law Firms for Women.” The recognition acknowledges legal industry leaders who are creating and implementing best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers.

“We are pleased to again be recognized as one of the very best law firms for women,” said Kit Chaskin, global director of the Women’s Initiative of Reed Smith (WINRS). “Enhancing our workplace to more effectively develop, reward, engage, and attract women lawyers has proved to be a winning strategy, and we are especially gratified to see so much progress.”

In this year’s listing, Reed Smith was ranked among the top nine firms for the highest percentage of female equity partners among the 50 firms listed.

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers also recognized Reed Smith for its innovative WINRS programs:

“This firm’s PipelineRS program uses mentoring, career planning and education to ready women for promotion; new partners receive special training, coaching and grants. Job-sharing, telecommuting and other alternative work options were formalized in 2015.”

About Flex-Time Lawyers

Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is an international consulting firm founded by Deborah Epstein Henry in the late 1990s, providing advisory, training and speaking services to employers and professionals on work life balance, retaining and promoting women and the future of the legal profession. Read more at flextimelawyers.com.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com.

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 26 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute-resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and education. For more information, visit reedsmith.com.

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