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Mintz Named Among Seramount’s Best Law Firms For Women and Diversity

BOSTON –Seramount, formerly Working Mother Media, has named Mintz  one of the “Best Law Firms for Women & Diversity.” The firm is ranked among 50 firms across the nation for its best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting, and developing women lawyers and lawyers from underrepresented groups.

“I’m proud to expand our Best Law Firms for Women to include diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts,” said Subha V. Barry, President of Seramount. “From increasing representation of historically excluded talent to expanding upon their family-friendly benefits, our Best Law Firms are putting in the work necessary to build firm cultures where employees can thrive.”

Mintz is dedicated to fostering an environment of success for individuals of all backgrounds. To achieve this, the firm has implemented various initiatives, including focusing on Black attorney recruitment and retention to achieve a 50% increase in representation. Mintz has also established an Equity Advisory Council that is wholly committed to promoting equity at every level within the firm. The council concentrates its efforts on areas such as business development, fostering diverse pipelines for leadership roles, cultivating strategic external partnerships, and addressing other factors that affect the success of diverse attorneys within the firm.

Additionally, Mintz actively supports and maintains several affinity groups, including Mintz Pride, which supports LGBTQ attorneys and professional staff, MIATTY, an affinity group for minority attorneys and senior professionals, and the firm's Women's Initiative, which provides a platform for female peer support and mentorship.

Furthermore, Mintz has garnered attention for expanding its compassionate leave program, which now encompasses 15 consecutive days of paid leave following a miscarriage and five days of paid leave annually for individuals experiencing unsuccessful surrogacy, adoption, or fertility treatment.

Highlights of the 2023 Best Law Firms for Women & Diversity include:

  • Representation by the numbers: Forty-two percent of lawyers are women, up from 41 percent last year; 23 percent of lawyers are people of color, up from 22 percent last year; 34 percent of lawyers hired are people of color, up from 33 percent last year; 41 percent of women lawyers hired are women of color, up from 39 percent last year.
  • Advancement by the numbers: The percentage of women promoted to equity partner is 39 percent, up from 37 percent last year; the percentage of people of color promoted to equity partner is 17 percent, down from 18 percent last year.
  • Benefits by the numbers: 84 percent of firms offer backup childcare, up from 80 percent last year; 90 percent subsidize everyday childcare costs, up from 88 percent last year.

Seramount’s nomination process includes more than 300 questions about attorney demographics at different levels, flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women and people of color as well as those from other historically excluded groups. Questions about family-friendly benefits and mentoring and sponsorship participation were also included.

Learn more about Mintz’s dedication to diversity here.

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