Yale Law Women Names V&E Among 2019 Top 10 Firms for Family Friendliness
Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2019 Top 10 Firms for Family Friendliness by Yale Law Women (YLW). This marks the fourth time V&E has made the list in recognition of its development and implementation of family friendly practices and policies.
The 14th annual Family Friendly
Firms List was produced to monitor trends in family friendliness among law firms
ranked in the Vault 100, raise awareness of disparities within the legal
profession, highlight progress being made in the industry and identify areas
To create the list, YLW invited all
firms listed in the 2019 Vault Law 100 to participate in a survey assessing
three key metrics: billable hours and compensation; parental and family leave
accommodations; and part-time and flexible work schedules. Firm responses were
weighted based on a concurrent survey of Yale Law School alumni of all genders
currently working at Vault 100 firms.
In 2000, V&E launched its
Women’s Initiative, which focuses on the recruiting, retention, advancement and
success of women lawyers. The Initiative offers a variety of programs to help
the Firm’s women lawyers develop and build connections with clients and other
attorneys and to support working parents, including a new parent mentoring
program, parental leave, post-family leave phase-in, flexible work
arrangements, remote work benefits, mentoring programs, networking events,
business development and skills training and family-friendly events.
The Women’s Initiative operates
under the direction of partner Trina Chandler, a member of the firm’s
Management Committee, and Managing Partner Scott Wulfe.
“As an attorney and a mother, I am grateful to
have seen and experienced firsthand the many ways V&E supports the
successful interplay of work and family life,” said Chandler. “Helping to
provide career development, leadership and advancement opportunities, increased
transparency and visible support for our women are just a few things our
Women’s Initiative focuses on, and we are honored to be recognized again by
Yale Law Women for these efforts.”