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Hanson Bridgett LLP Named One of Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers “50 Best Law Firms For Women” For Excellence in Flexibility and Leadership

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers today named Hanson Bridgett LLP as one of the 2013 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers “50 Best Law Firms for Women.” Hanson Bridgett was honored for its excellence in creating flexibility and professional development programs designed to retain women and advance them into the leadership pipeline. The Best Law Firms for Women are featured in the August/September issue of the magazine, as well as on and Here is a full list of the 2013 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women which includes the percentage of female equity and non-equity partners and the percentage of each firm’s lawyers who work reduced hours. Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers founded the 50 Best Law Firms initiative for Women in 2007 to celebrate law firms that are most successful in retaining and promoting women lawyers. The goal is also to give law firms benchmarking tools to enable them to improve the status of women in their firms in the future.

Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, “The Best 50 Law Firms for Women have created the ultimate benchmark in the profession. They not only offer excellent flexibility and advancement policies to retain and grow their female talent, they fight for issues crucial to women worldwide through their powerful pro bono programs. Last year, 69% of the Best Law Firms had one or more women in their top ten rainmakers; this year, the number has gone up to 78%”, a testament to the firms’ management and those who are rising through the ranks.”

Deborah Epstein Henry, president of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, states,  “We are particularly excited about our Best Law Firms who recognize that designing a women-friendly workplace is not only about individually inspiring women but also making structural changes to the law firm model to make it more hospitable for women to thrive.  In turn, these Best Law Firms are implementing effective training programs to empower their women lawyers and also looking at their infrastructure to ensure that the means to effectuate viable work/life policies, groom leaders, award business development credit, and determine compensation and promotion are all being done equitably.”

About Flex-Time Lawyers

Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, is an international consulting firm founded by Deborah Epstein Henry in the late 1990s, providing advisory, training and speaking services to employers and professionals on work life balance, retaining and promoting women and new models of legal practice. Additionally, Flex-Time Lawyers provides recruiting services and hosts a membership organization with quarterly events on timely issues with prominent speakers in New York.  The work of Flex-Time Lawyers has garnered extensive visibility from The New York Times, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio, among numerous others and the Flex-Time Lawyers network has grown to over 10,000 lawyers nationally.  For more information, please visit our website and follow us on and LinkedIn.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website,, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives ( and Diversity Best Practices ( are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions and ideas. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the magazine’s signature research initiative, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the 10th year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. 

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