WASHINGTON, DC—For the 11thconsecutive year, Finnegan is recognized as one of Seramount’s (formerly Working Mother) Best Law Firms for Women. The list highlights law firms that averaged 25 percent women among equity partners, compared with 23 percent last year, and where women represented 40 percent of all lawyers overall (up from 39 percent in 2020).
“We are honored Seramount continues to recognize our dedication to gender equity and the programs and initiatives we have put in place to ensure fair treatment and opportunities at the firm,” said managing partner Anand Sharma. “We are particularly pleased to be recognized as the top firm for our external programs focused on support for women’s advancement, including our diversity secondments, participation in the Mansfield Rule, sponsorship of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), and our diversity and inclusion (D&I) mentorship program with Unilever.”
Finnegan FORWARD (Focused on Raising Women’s Advancement, Representation, and Development) drives key initiatives addressing issues impacting female attorneys in intellectual property. These include enhancing marketing and recruiting efforts to retain high-performing women; identifying business development opportunities for our female attorneys; offering strategies to overcome the challenges of developing a book of business; providing education and training for our women attorneys; and supporting their leadership interests.
Mareesa Frederick, partner-in-charge of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, noted, “Finnegan has long recognized the importance of supporting women in the workplace, and our success as a firm reflects these efforts. When we are offered opportunities to excel and see ourselves represented in leadership, we create a downstream effect for the next generation of women lawyers who see a space for themselves at the firm.”
Seramount is a strategic professional-services firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Over four decades, partnering with some of the most iconic companies in the world, we’ve built a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Our comprehensive DE&I toolkit includes actionable research and insights, membership, strategic guidance and consulting, and inspiring events, meeting each client’s needs no matter where they are on their journey, and guiding them along an ever-changing landscape. Seramount has empowered more than 450 organizations to realize the business benefits of diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more at seramount.com.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, DC, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to advertising, trade secret law, European patents and trade marks, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. For additional information on the firm, please visit www.aouyqi.cn. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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