Gibbons Named One of the Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers "50 Best Law Firms for Women"


September 17, 2014

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers have announced the 2014 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers “50 Best Law Firms for Women,” lauded for their family-friendly policies and career development initiatives that are helping to retain women attorneys and advance them into the leadership pipeline. Gibbons is one of only seven firms to be named to this list every year since its inception in 2007.

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers founded the 50 Best Law Firms for Women initiative to celebrate the firms that are most successful in retaining and promoting women lawyers. The full list of law firms can be viewed here, and is featured in the August/September issue of the magazine.

“Gibbons is committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting women attorneys,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of the firm. “Through our Women’s Initiative, we continue to focus on the development of our talented attorneys, giving them the tools they need to advance in the legal profession.”

Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, “An amazing abundance of female talent has poured into the field of law. 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. ”

Deborah Epstein Henry, president of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, states, “Being a women-friendly workplace today means much more than having the policies and infrastructure in place to enable all lawyers to thrive. 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.”

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

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, The Working Mother Research Institute (, the National Association for Female Executives ( and Diversity Best Practices ( 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.