SOURCE: King & Spalding

August 15, 2007 10:49 ET

Working Mother Names King & Spalding One of the Best Law Firms for Women

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC named King & Spalding as one of the top law firms in the nation for women. The first-ever 2007 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women list celebrates 50 firms for their work/life and women-friendly policies. The winning firms were selected based on six areas of importance: workforce profile, benefits and compensation, parental leave, child care, flexibility, and retention and advancement of women.

Highlighted in the August/September issue of Working Mother magazine, King & Spalding's workplace benefits include flexible work arrangements, an on-site daycare facility, generous time off for parental and maternity leave, and various events for its women attorneys to meet and interact with other female professionals and to build relationships with their clients, peers and firm leadership. The firm also promotes internal networking groups for working mothers and part-time attorneys, as well as a women's affinity group.

"King & Spalding is proud to be recognized as a great place to work, especially for women and working mothers," said Lovita Tandy, chair of the firm's diversity committee. "Through the development of creative and innovative programs, we assist our lawyers in balancing the demands of their careers and personal lives. Overall, we are engendering a more motivated and satisfied workforce, which ultimately benefits our clients."

The 2007 Best Law Firms for Women award was developed in partnership between Working Mother, the authoritative source for career mothers, and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, a national consulting firm advising attorneys and legal employers on work/life balance and the retention and advancement of women. The application for the award included detailed questions about issues that are most important to the retention and promotion of women lawyers.

King & Spalding strives to create an environment that supports, develops and advances the professional lives of the firm's women attorneys. At King & Spalding nearly 19 percent of the partnership and more than 48 percent of associates are women. In addition, two members of the 10-person policy committee, the firm's governing body, are women.

About King & Spalding

King & Spalding is an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dubai, Houston, London, New York, Riyadh (affiliated office) and Washington, D.C. The firm represents half of the Fortune 100, and in a Corporate Counsel survey in August 2006 was ranked one of the top ten firms representing Fortune 250 companies overall. For additional information, visit www.kslaw.com.

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