Honigman recognized as one of the country's 50 Best Law Firms for Women

For the fourth year, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is the only Michigan law firm to be named one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers. Honigman earned this recognition in 2008, 2009 and 2011 as well (there was no list in 2010).  Recognition is based on law firms’ family-friendly policies and focused initiatives that help retain and advance women attorneys.  Honigman will be featured in the December/January issue of the Working Mother magazine, and on workingmother.com and flextimelawyers.com.

Honigman’s family friendly practices and innovative professional development initiatives have received numerous accolades.  The firm earned statewide recognition as a Top Workplace in Michigan from the Detroit Free Press in November 2011.  Honigman was ranked sixth on the list, which included such other large employers in the state as Lear, Thomson Reuters, FedEx and Johnson Controls and was the only law firm honored in this category. 

The firm also earned accolades from the Michigan Business & Professional Association for being one of the “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in both the Metropolitan Detroit (2010, 2011 and 2012) and West Michigan regions (2011 and 2012).  These awards are based either in whole or in part on employee and attorney interviews and survey responses.

Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, “Nearly one third of women lawyers are leaving the legal workforce independent of maternity leave. The Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women have led the way in creating new models for the rest of their profession in promoting women and developing more generous work life policies. These firms deserve recognition for working to improve women’s advancement and to equalize their compensation and access to business development.”

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is a business law firm headquartered in Detroit with offices in Lansing, Oakland County, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo. The firm has attorneys practicing in more than 50 different areas of concentration.  For more information visit www.honigman.com.

Working Mother Media publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives (nafe. com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) 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; This year marks the 27th 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. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest.

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 speaking services at law firms, in-house legal departments, professional service firms, corporations, non-profits, bar associations, law schools, national conferences, events, and retreats.  Flex-Time Lawyers also hosts a membership organization with a chapter in New York, offering quarterly events on timely issues with prominent speakers.  Membership also provides resources, networking opportunities and education about legal industry norms.  For more information, www.flextimelawyers.com.