2021 Best Law Firms for Women Winners

Each year Seramount surveys law firms to assess how they utilize best practices to recruit, retain, promote and develop women lawyers. This list honors the firms that encourage women to rise to the top.

2021 Winning Law Firms

(in alphabetical order)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
Baker McKenzie
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Ballard Spahr
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Blank Rome
Chapman and Cutler
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete
Crowell & Moring
Davis Wright Tremaine
Day Pitney
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Dorsey & Whitney
Duane Morris
Epstein Becker & Green
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

Fenwick & West
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Fish & Richardson
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Goodwin Procter
Hanson Bridgett
Holland & Knight
Jackson Lewis
Kirkland & Ellis
Lane Powell PC
Latham & Watkins
Lathrop GPM
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
McDermott Will & Emery
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Morrison & Foerster

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Perkins Coie
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Reed Smith
Ropes & Gray
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Sidley Austin
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Taft Law


Seramount’s 2021 Best Law Firms for Women application includes more than 300 questions about attorney demographics at different levels, schedule flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women. This year, in light of COVID-19, several questions were added about the success of working from home for lawyers.