Fish & Richardson won three 2018 “Women in Business Law” North America awards for “setting a new standard in progressive work practices and leading the way in their field.” Fish was named Best National Firm for women in business law, Best National Firm for work-life balance, and Best National Firm for talent management in North America by Euromoney Legal Media Group.
Fish has implemented a wide array of innovative programs and policies both to enhance work-life balance and to attract, retain, and promote women attorneys at the firm. This includes having a flexible culture that does not require “face time” for success, with even the most junior attorneys having freedom and flexibility.
Family friendly policies are a cornerstone of Fish’s diversity and talent management focus. Fish provides top-of-the-market parental leave benefits, back-up child care, a breast milk delivery service, and a 1:1 coaching program for legal staff returning to work following parental leave.
Fish’s EMPOWER Women’s Initiative and the client development LEAD program have been recognized as best in class in the legal industry.
In 2017, Fish became one of the first 30 U.S. law firms to adopt the Mansfield Rule, which requires law firms to consider women and attorneys of color for at least 30% of the candidate pool for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and lateral positions.