ChIPs Network

Reed Smith is pleased to be a recipient of the 2018 ChIPs Honor Roll Award for advancing gender diversity and inclusion, ranking sixth out of 35 firms. Recipients were selected based on the inaugural “Inclusion Blueprint” survey, developed by ChIPs and Diversity Lab to evaluate firms centered on actions they are taking to close persistent gender gaps in law.

The survey focused on gender diversity in firm leadership, as well as the experiences of women at the practice group level, with a particular focus on IP. Firms were asked about their efforts to monitor and measure lawyers' work experiences, including billable and nonbillable work allocation; gender-neutral leave options; pay equity; sponsorship; involvement in client pitches; origination credit; and other developmental and advancement opportunities.

ChIPs is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing and connecting women in technology, law and policy. Diversity Lab is an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law.

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global law firm dedicated to providing quality business solutions, not just legal answers. Our belief is that by doing things differently, with a greater focus on innovation, and by delivering smarter and more creative and efficient legal services, we will not only enrich our clients' experiences with us, but also support them in achieving their own business goals.

With long-standing relationships, an international outlook, and collaborative structure, Reed Smith is a strategic partner in the resolution of complex disputes, transactions, and regulatory matters.

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