2020 Gender Equity and Family Friendliness Report

Gender equity is the process of being fair to women and men. To ensure fairness, strategies and measures must often be available to compensate for women’s historical and social disadvantages that prevent women and men from otherwise operating on a level playing field.

YLW recognised Kirkland as a Top Firm for Parental & Caregiver Leave in its 2020 annual Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report.

YLW works to advance the status of women and traditionally underrepresented gender identities at Yale Law School and in the legal profession at large.

To realise this mission, we create programming, resources, and mentorship opportunities to bolster our members’ pursuit of their professional and personal goals.

YLW is a non-partisan organisation committed to building a supportive community of women at Yale Law School and beyond.

The annual list is a policy survey of Vault 100 law firms that examines inequities within the legal profession, highlights progress being made in the industry and identifies areas for improvement to serve as a tool for law firms, lawyers, and future lawyers with the aspiration of building more equitable workplaces.

Kirkland was previously honoured as a Top Family Friendly Firm in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015.

Kirkland Overview

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is an American law firm. Founded in 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, Kirkland & Ellis is the largest law firm in the world by revenue, the seventh-largest by number of attorneys, and is the first law firm in the world to reach US$4 billion in revenue.

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