SAN FRANCISCO (June 14, 2012): Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces that it has received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF). The certification is awarded to law firms that have successfully integrated women partners in top leadership positions. Only 50 law firms nationwide received this honor.
“We are proud of the commitment we have made to recruit, develop and advance our female attorneys. ” said firm chairman Steve Lowenthal. “Farella’s core values include creating an inclusive culture founded on the values of equity and respect. These attributes draw female attorneys to the firm and keep them here.”
WILEF Certification emphasizes the leadership roles achieved by equity women partners, rather than the policies or practices of the firm or the overall number or percentage of women in the partnership. Law firms with 100 or more practicing lawyers in the United States are eligible for the 2012 WILEF Gold Standard Certification if they successfully demonstrate that women represent a meaningful percentage of their equity partners, of their highest leadership positions, of their governance and compensation committees, and of their most highly compensated partners.
Farella Braun + Martel LLP represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel LLP lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Farella Braun + Martel LLP is a green business.
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