Since its founding, Epstein Becker Green has been committed to building on the numbers of women and minority attorneys within our national footprint and throughout the U.S. legal profession. We also recognize the importance of women to business and professional communities. In furtherance of our commitment, the firm launched the Women's Initiative of Epstein Becker Green in 2002.
Mission of the Women's Initiative
To enhance the careers of professional women by providing opportunities both inside and outside the office to network, share information, acquire skills, and develop rewarding professional relationships.
The Women's Initiative of Epstein Becker Green has been helping women develop their careers by hosting events that educate, entertain, and facilitate networking with other women professionals. Our events have included lectures, golf clinics, media skills workshops, fashion events, art exhibitions, and wine tastings, among others.
We are particularly proud of our speaker series, which has presented motivational and informative lectures by such accomplished women leaders and innovators as Sandra Leung, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb; Victoria Medvec, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center for Executive Women, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Marianne J. Legato, M.D., F.A.C.P., Founder/Director of the Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University, and an internationally recognized specialist and author; and Patricia Roos, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Women and Work, Rutgers University.
Recognition by Others
We are pleased that the efforts of the Women’s Initiative and the firm continue to be recognized by others.
For example, Epstein Becker Green was recognized on Vault’s “2018 Best Law Firms for Diversity - Diversity for Women” list, ranking 15th. The firm was also recognized in Law360’s 2017 “Glass Ceiling Report” as one of the best law firms for female attorneys, ranking number 10 in the category of firms with 150-299 lawyers.
The firm was named among the “50 Best Law Firms for Women” for 2015 by Working Mother magazine and Flextime Lawyers and was nominated for a Chambers USA Women in Law Award in 2014 and 2013, in the category of “Most Innovative Gender Diversity Initiative.” Also, the firm earned a 2014 WILEF “Gold Standard Certification” for successfully integrating and promoting a large percentage of equity women partners to top leadership and management positions.