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    Arent Fox Named One of the Nation’s 50 Best Law Firms for Women by the National Association for Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers

    September 14, 2011

    WASHINGTON, DC — SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 — Arent Fox LLP has been named one of The 50 Best Law Firms for Women 2011 by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, a national consulting firm advising attorneys and legal employers on work/life balance.

    Arent Fox was recognized for its “progressive approach to flexible working arrangements,” its “outstanding record of promoting lawyers working reduced hours,” and its “long history of equal partnership consideration for lawyers working full-time and part-time.”

    The firm is credited for its commitment to promoting women lawyers, noting that since 2006, 44 percent of attorneys promoted to partner firmwide have been women. Moreover, “(o)f the six lawyers on the firm's committee to decide equity-partner promotion, two are women.”

    "The 2011 Best Law Firms for Women are encouraging the retention and promotion of women, in addition to creating conducive work environments for all lawyers to thrive,” said Deborah Epstein Henry, founder and president of Flex-Time Lawyers.

    Betty Spence, president of the National Association for Female Executives, said, “We applaud how the 2011 Best Law Firms for Women are making it possible for women to succeed by offering programs and policies that support their needs.”

    In naming Arent Fox one the 50 Best Law Firms for Woman, NAFE and Flex-Time Lawyers noted that the firm offers “a generous 18 weeks of fully paid maternity leave,” and “women lawyers often return to work on a reduced-hours basis.”

    Arent Fox understands the importance of achieving a healthy balance between one's profession and family life. Accordingly, for the past 20 years, the firm has had a policy in place that enables associates and counsel who work reduced hours to retain eligibility for promotion to partner. Moreover, Arent Fox also provides back-up child care, as well as adult care as part of its benefits package.

    To read more about Arent Fox and the 2011 National Association for Female Executives/Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women, including the methodology used, please click here and here.

    About Arent Fox:
    Arent Fox LLP (www.arentfox.com), with offices in Washington, DC, New York, and Los Angeles, is a recognized leader in areas including government relations, intellectual property, real estate, telecommunications, health care, automotive, sports, white collar, international trade, bankruptcy, and complex litigation. With more than 350 lawyers nationwide, Arent Fox has extensive experience in corporate securities, financial restructuring, labor and employment, finance, tax, corporate compliance, and the global business market. The firm represents Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, trade associations, foreign governments and other entities.