Gray Plant Mooty Named as a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys
MINNEAPOLIS (May 2, 2016) – The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that it has been recently named to the “100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys” by Law360. Law360 surveyed more than 300 U.S. firms about their overall and female headcount as of December 31, 2015. Gray Plant Mooty was ranked at number 81 on the list.
Managing Officer Sarah Duniway said, “It’s an honor to have made the 100 Best U.S. Law Firms for Female Attorneys list. Not only do we have a growing number of terrific women attorneys, we have strong women leadership, including managing officer, practice group chairs, committee chairs and administrative leadership. Our culture encourages collaboration and values every team member’s contributions, and of course we have robust programs to support working mothers including our reduced workload policy, paid parental leave, and care advantage program.”
Currently, 37 percent of all Gray Plant Mooty lawyers and 30 percent of shareholders are women. Duniway stated, “Our 2016 shareholder class is all women. They are five mothers with children ranging in age from six weeks to 24 years old, and one was named a shareholder while on maternity leave. We are committed to both the hiring and retention of women and other diverse attorneys as a strategic priority.”
Law360’s rankings reflect multiple quantitative measures of female representation in the legal industry, including the percentages of female partners and associates at a firm, and the difference between the two shares. While Law360 notes that only 22 percent of partners at surveyed U.S. law firms are women, it also notes that women already comprise a majority of nonpartners at many firms—indicating a deep pool of female talent poised to assume leadership positions within the legal industry.
About Gray Plant Mooty
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 180-attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minn., Fargo, N.D., and Washington, D.C. Our attorneys and staff provide exceptional client service and value to our clients, and directly or with our global affiliations, we provide comprehensive legal services on a regional, national and global basis. Learn more at www.gpmlaw.com and www.gpmlaw150.com.