Ice Miller Named One of the “50 Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers
Ice Miller has been named among the 2016 “Best Law Firms for Women,” by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers. Ice Miller was recognized for its family friendly policies and career and business development initiatives that are helping to retain women attorneys and advance them into the leadership pipeline.
Ice Miller is passionately committed to providing leadership opportunities for women. Of the Firm’s 12 practice groups, six of the groups (or 50 percent) are chaired or co-chaired by women partners, and women partners represent 36 percent of the Firm’s committee chairs.
“We recognize that all of our attorneys, regardless of gender, have different roles and work/life balance needs at different stages in their lives,” said Judy Okenfuss, a managing partner at Ice Miller. “Ice Miller is committed to the success of our lawyers by supporting them in a variety of ways, from strategic business development to promoting family friendly policies.”
Thirty-three percent of Ice Miller attorneys are female. Fifty percent of the Firm's most recently elected partners are women and 38 percent are diverse attorneys. These newest female partners are all working mothers.
“For multiple decades, the women of Ice Miller have provided leadership and significant influence both within and outside of the Firm. Our women participate in shaping our Firm and the communities in which we live through mentoring, training and leading by example,” said Kristine Bouaichi, partner and chair of the Women’s Initiative at Ice Miller. “This continued commitment to women provides our younger lawyers with a ‘future story’ in our Firm and community leadership roles.”
Ice Miller’s Women’s Initiative provides a structure in which female partners support one another in targeted business development initiatives, brokering key connections, and other professional endeavors. The committee develops strategies to engage and advance female lawyers and enhance Ice Miller’s training and business development and mentoring programs for women.
Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers founded the 50 Best Law Firms for Women initiative in 2007 to celebrate the law firms that are most successful in retaining and promoting women lawyers. Ice Miller was recognized in 2007-2009, and 2012-2016.
About Ice Miller LLP
Founded in 1910, Ice Miller LLP is an Am Law 200 Firm with a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. Ice Miller offers a broad array of capabilities in virtually all areas of legal practice including: corporate, patents and trademarks, bankruptcy, lobbying, labor and employment, litigation, employee benefits, environment, tax, trusts and estates, real estate, municipal finance, public affairs and government law. With offices in Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; DuPage County, Ill.; Indianapolis; New York; and Washington, D.C., the Firm has more than 300 lawyers and 40 paraprofessionals.
This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.