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Honigman recognized as the only Michigan-based law firm to be one of the country’s 50 Best Law Firms for Women

August 12, 2013

For the fifth year, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is the only Michigan-based law firm to be named one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. Honigman earned this recognition from 2008 through 2012 with the exception of 2010 when no list was published. Recognition is based on law firms’ family-friendly policies and focused initiatives that help retain and advance women attorneys. Honigman will be featured in the August/September issue of the Working Mother magazine, and on workingmother.com and flextimelawyers.com.

Honigman’s family friendly practices and innovative professional development initiatives have received numerous accolades. The firm earned statewide recognition as a Top Workplace in Michigan from the Detroit Free Press in 2011 and 2012. The firm also earned accolades from the Michigan Business & Professional Association for being one of the “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in both the Metropolitan Detroit (2010, 2011 and 2012) and West Michigan regions (2011 to 2013). In addition, Honigman is one of only two law firms named as National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) for the second consecutive year. Honigman was named to the national “Best and Brightest” list as well. These awards are based either in whole or in part on employee and attorney interviews and survey responses.

Deborah Epstein Henry, president of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, states, “We are particularly excited about our Best Law Firms who recognize that designing a women-friendly workplace is not only about individually inspiring women but also making structural changes to the law firm model to make it more hospitable for women to thrive. In turn, these Best Law Firms are implementing effective training programs to empower their women lawyers and also looking at their infrastructure to ensure that the means to effectuate viable work/life policies, groom leaders, award business development credit, and determine compensation and promotion are all being done equitably.”

About Flex-Time Lawyers LLC

Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, is an international consulting firm founded by Deborah Epstein Henry in the late 1990s, providing advisory, training and speaking services to employers and professionals on work life balance, retaining and promoting women and new models of legal practice. Additionally, Flex-Time Lawyers provides recruiting services and hosts a membership organization with quarterly events on timely issues with prominent speakers in New York. The work of Flex-Time Lawyers has garnered extensive visibility from The New York Times, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio, among numerous others and the Flex-Time Lawyers network has grown to over 10,000 lawyers nationally.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; Workingmother.com gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions and ideas. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the magazine’s signature research initiative, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the 10th year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women.