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Covington Again Named A ‘Best Law Firm for Women’


WASHINGTON, DC, August 11, 2009 — For the third consecutive year, Covington & Burling LLP has been named one of Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women. The 50 winning firms were selected based on their workforce profile, family-friendly benefits and policies, flexibility, leadership, compensation, advancement and retention of women.

“The recession has created a shift in the legal industry and now is the time to push through mutually-beneficial, cost-effective reforms that directly benefit work-life balance and allow working moms to succeed both at home and in the court room,” said Carol Evans, President, Working Mother Media. “We salute the 2009 Best Law Firms for recognizing that making the legal profession work for women is good business for everyone.”

"We are pleased that Working Mother has once again selected Covington for this recognition," said Timothy Hester, chair of the firm's management committee. "We recognize the critical importance of work/life programs and we remain committed to providing all of our lawyers with the resources and support necessary to succeed."

The 50 Best Law Firms for Women and their work/life and women-friendly policies are highlighted in the August/September issue of Working Mother and at www.workingmother.com and http://www.flextimelawyers.com/best.asp. Winning firms will be honored at a luncheon at the Pierre Hotel in New York on September 15.

Covington has also been named to Working Mother’s list of 100 Best Companies for the past three consecutive years.

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