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Ice Miller Named One of the “50 Best Law  Firms for Women” by <i>Working Mother</i> Ice Miller Named One of the “50 Best Law  Firms for Women” by <i>Working Mother</i>

Ice Miller Named One of the “50 Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother

Ice Miller is proud to be named among the 2017 “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother. Ice Miller is recognized for its family-friendly policies and career and business development initiatives that help retain women attorneys and advance them into the leadership pipeline.
Ice Miller maintains a long-standing commitment to supporting and advancing women. For example, the Firm is proud of its Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum.
“Ice Miller consistently reviews its work-life policies to continue to help its attorneys, especially women, thrive both at work and at home,” said Judy Okenfuss, managing partner at Ice Miller. “The Firm does not take a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, but allows attorneys and their practice group leaders to craft arrangements that meet the needs of the attorney, clients and Firm.”
At Ice Miller, female partners serve in a range of leadership roles, including in governance and as practice group leaders, members of internal key committees and mentors for associates. Of the Firm’s 12 practice groups, 50 percent are chaired or co-chaired by women partners, and women partners represent 35 percent of the Firm’s committee chairs. Thirty-two percent of Ice Miller’s attorneys are female.
Ice Miller’s Women’s Initiative provides a structure for female partners to support one another in targeted business development activities, brokering key connections and other professional endeavors. In 2016, the Women's Initiative sponsored a day-and-a-half leadership retreat for the Firm’s female attorneys and other professionals.
“Our Women’s Leadership Retreat provided a space for Ice Miller women to build relationships, enabling them to provide each other with ongoing support, both professionally and personally,” said Kristine Bouaichi, partner and chair of the Women’s Initiative at Ice Miller. “We also focused on leadership development and positioning the next generation of women leaders for a seat at the table.”
Working Mother founded the “50 Best Law Firms for Women” program in 2007 to celebrate the law firms that are most successful in retaining and promoting women lawyers. Ice Miller was recognized from 2007-2009 and 2012-2017. Working Mother’s tenth annual “Best Law Firms for Women” initiative measured firms on a range of factors, including: representation; flexibility; paid time off and leave; leadership; compensation and advancement of women; and development and retention of women. For the first time, Working Mother collaborated with the ABA Journal as a knowledge partner.
About Ice Miller LLP
Ice Miller LLP is a full service law firm dedicated to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world. With over 340 legal professionals in eight offices, we advise clients on all aspects of complex business issues across more than 20 practice areas. Our clients include emerging growth companies, FORTUNE 500 corporations, municipal entities and nonprofits. Learn more about Ice Miller and our client commitments.
This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.
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