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Washington D.C., August 14, 2007 - Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that the firm has been named a 2007 Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. Miller & Chevalier was selected for its women-friendly policies and women-focused mentoring, leadership and networking programs designed to retain and promote top legal talent.
"We are pleased to be recognized as one of the nation's most progressive law firms in terms of our commitment to encouraging and supporting the professional advancement of women attorneys," said Marianna Dyson, Chair of Miller & Chevalier. "We are focused on recruiting and retaining top attorneys, and we recognize the value of offering a work environment that is respectful of individuals' priorities inside and outside the office and encourages attorneys to excel in their legal practice. The policies and programs that exist at Miller & Chevalier are reflective of the important changes that are occurring in the business world and are an acknowledgement of the benefits of applying forward thinking to the retention and promotion of women attorneys."
Dating back to its origins 87 years ago, Miller & Chevalier has a tradition of performing high-end, complex legal work within its specialty areas, including tax, employee benefits and ERISA, international, litigation, and government affairs. This focus allows the firm's attorneys to aspire to be the very best within their respective areas of law which, according to firm members, fosters a particularly satisfying and increasingly unique place to work. In addition, because of the firm's size, attorneys are provided with great mentoring opportunities and assume a high degree of responsibility early on in their careers.
In addition to providing challenging and rewarding legal work, Miller & Chevalier is committed to enhancing diversity within its workforce. The firm believes that a diverse law firm environment can work to everyone's benefit -- fostering a more creative work culture, producing more effective results for the client and enhancing the lawyer-client relationship. The firm also has a recognized pro bono program, and attorneys are encouraged to take an active role in giving back to the community.
Miller & Chevalier was founded in 1920, and the first woman attorney joined the firm in 1931. The firm's current leadership features women in key positions, including Chair of the Firm, Executive Committee member, Firm Counsel and Pro Bono Counsel. Women attorneys, including associates, are involved in all levels of firm leadership. In addition, the firm's Executive Director and four other senior director positions are held by women. The firm has a Women Attorneys Group, which meets regularly to share ideas and provide mentoring to women associates.
The 2007 Best Law Firms for Women list was developed in a partnership between Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC in an effort to recognize and celebrate the achievements of law firms that successfully retain and promote outstanding legal talent. The winning firms were distinguished for excellence in six areas of importance: workplace profile, benefits and compensation, parental leave, child care, flexibility, and retention and advancement of women. "Since its founding, Working Mother magazine has been the champion of progressive, women-friendly changes in the workplace," said Carol Evans, CEO, Working Mother Media. "I commend Miller & Chevalier for taking the lead for women lawyers." For more information about the 2007 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women go to www.workingmother.com and www.flextimelawyers.com.
About Miller & Chevalier
Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a leading Washington, D.C. law firm with more than 90 attorneys who practice in the areas of tax, employee benefits and ERISA, international, litigation, and government affairs. For more information on the firm, visit our website at www.millerchevalier.com.
Marianna Dyson, Chair
Miller & Chevalier
Lisa Nemon, Media Relations