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Chapman Named One of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women for 2015

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Working Mother Magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC names Chapman and Cutler to its 50 Best Law Firms for Women 2015 list.

July 28, 2015

CHICAGO — Chapman and Cutler is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 50 Best Law Firms for Women 2015 list, published by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. This award acknowledges law firms that display a commitment to providing career and business development initiatives that help retain and advance women attorneys. This is Chapman’s seventh consecutive appearance on the list.

“We are honored to be included again on this year’s list, and proud of Chapman’s success in supporting all our attorneys in their professional and personal goals,” said Stacey Kielbasa, Director of Professional Development, Attorney Recruitment, and Diversity. “The broad talents our women attorneys contribute to the firm are invaluable, which is why we’re committed to providing resources that will foster these skills and support our women attorneys in successful careers.”

The firm scored highly for female representation within firm leadership, flex-time and alternative work schedules, compensation structure, diversity and accountability, female leadership, communication, and management and educational opportunities.

Chapman continues to strengthen and develop a variety of initiatives tailored to support the careers of women attorneys. Partners Andrea Bacon, of the Public Finance Department, and Dianne Rist, of the Litigation, Bankruptcy and Restructuring Department, serve as co-chairs to the Women’s Affinity Group at Chapman, which hosts networking events, meetings, and mentoring sessions to help attorneys prepare for leadership roles. Additionally, the firm offers extensive paid leave for primary and non-primary caregivers, comprehensive benefits for same-sex couples, and private rooms for nursing mothers.

Chapman will be honored at the Gala Awards Luncheon in Chicago on October 29, 2015.  

About Chapman and Cutler LLP

Chapman and Cutler is a national law firm with a practice that is focused on financial services transactions and clients. Founded in 1913, the firm has more than 230 attorneys with offices in Chicago, New York, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.chapman.com.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website www.workingmother.com. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers.

About Flex-Time Lawyers LLC

Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is an international consulting firm that provides advisory, training and speaking services on workplace restructuring, talent management, work/life balance, and the retention and promotion of lawyers, with a focus on women.


Stacey Kielbasa
Director of Professional Development, Attorney Recruitment, and Diversity

Nancy Linder
Marketing Director