Law360 Names Stoel Rives One of The 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys

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Portland, OR — Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected by Law360 for recognition as one of the 100 best U.S. law firms for women.  The ranking, which is in its second year, is calculated based on law firm survey responses regarding female representation at the partner and non-partner levels as well as the  total number of female attorneys. Stoel Rives ranked 24th among major U.S. law firms, 12th among its peer Am Law 200 firms, and 66th overall, as defined by the 2015 American Lawyer Magazine Am Law rankings.

“I’m pleased that this survey helps confirm our firm as a national leader when it comes to hiring, retaining and promoting women lawyers,” said Jim Torgerson, Stoel Rives firm managing partner. “Building and nurturing a diverse culture at Stoel Rives is a major priority for the firm and me , and I’m very encouraged by this signal that we continue to move in the right direction.”

Stoel Rives has long been committed to developing and advancing women lawyers. Women fill many key leadership roles at the firm, including as Practice Group Leaders and Office Managing Partners.  Over 40% of its firmwide governance committee members are women. As part of Stoel Rives’ continued commitment to recruiting diverse candidates, 43 percent  of the firms’ 2015 hires and summer associates were women.

Additionally, Stoel Rives LLP has been Gold Standard Certified for the past five years by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum ("WILEF"), a leading organization for women in law dedicated to assisting women assume leadership roles within the National Law Journal 250 and Fortune 1000 legal departments and within their respective communities. In September 2015, Stoel Rives announced its partnership with OnRamp Fellowship, the first “Returnship” program for experienced women lawyers re-entering the profession ever launched in the legal industry.

For more on Law360’s methodology and to see the complete rankings, see this article (subscription required).

About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to clients in the Energy & Infrastructure, Agribusiness, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing & Consumer Products, Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Government & Public Agencies and Natural Resources industries throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law. For more information, follow @stoelrives or visit www.stoel.com.

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