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Godfrey & Kahn, S.C named one of the "50 Best Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers

August 05, 2014

MILWAUKEE (Aug. 5, 2014) – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is proud to announce that Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers today named the firm one of the 2014 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers “50 Best Law Firms for Women”. Godfrey & Kahn was honored for its excellence in its family friendly policies and business and career development initiatives that are helping to retain women attorneys and advance them into the leadership pipeline.

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. Godfrey & Kahn was also named to the list in 2011 and 2013.

“An amazing abundance of female talent has poured into the field of law,” said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media. “It is critical that this talent is allowed to succeed, and that the culture of the law industry adjusts to the work life needs of women. The Best Law Firms for Women are leading the way for all law firms to follow.”

“Being a women-friendly workplace today means much more than having the policies and infrastructure in place to enable all lawyers to thrive,” stated Deborah Epstein Henry, president of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. “It also means having significant work/life usage rates and high representation of women among the equity partner and leadership ranks to demonstrate that such policies are indeed viable.”

Godfrey & Kahn and the other law firm honorees will be celebrated on September 16 at the annual Best Law Firms for Women Gala Awards Luncheon at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago.

About Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
With more than 180 lawyers, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is one of Wisconsin's leading business law firms. Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm's website at www.gklaw.com.

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. It provides consulting and speaking services at law firms, corporations, professional service firms, non-profits, bar associations, law schools, conferences, and retreats.  Flex-Time Lawyers hosts a membership organization, offering quarterly in-person and webcast events on timely issues with prominent speakers.  Membership also provides resources, networking opportunities and education about legal industry norms.  For more information, please visit http://www.flextimelawyers.com.

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. WMM’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. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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