Ice Miller Ranks in National Publication for Percentage of Female Equity Partners
Indianapolis, July 23, 2012 – Ice Miller LLP has been recognized by The American Lawyer magazine as part of the publication's Women in Law Firms study. Ice Miller ranked third in the nation for having the highest percentage of female equity partners – 26.9 percent – among the Am Law 200 firms. Ice Miller was the only Midwestern law Firm recognized in the top five law firms. The AmLaw 200 is a listing of the nation's largest 200 law firms.
"Ice Miller has been a trailblazer when it comes to recognizing the talents and contributions of the Firm's women attorneys," stated Brenda Horn
, a deputy managing partner of the Firm. "Decades ago, Ice Miller was one of the first major firms in Indiana to elect a woman to the partnership and the first major firm in the state to welcome a minority female into the partnership ranks. Currently, women equity partners serve in a range of leadership roles, including in firm governance, as chairs of key internal committees, as practice group leaders and as mentors for younger women lawyers." Horn, who was featured in an article about the rankings, joined the Firm in 1981 and practices in the Firm's Municipal Finance Group
, leading teams of lawyers on complex financing transactions.
In 2009, the Firm was named a Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firm for Women, by Working Mother magazine. The publication recognized the Firm for having redefined the standards of success by creating a workplace that encourages the retention and advancement of women. In addition, MultiCultural Law Magazine ranked Ice Miller 15th in the "Top 100 Law Firms for Women" listing, and 11th in the publication's "Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans" among the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity in 2012.
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, real estate, municipal finance and public law. With offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, DuPage County, Ill., Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., the Firm has over 300 lawyers, 50 paraprofessionals, and 300 support staff members. On January 1 of this year Schottenstein Zox and Dunn joined Ice Miller LLP.
This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.