Foley Hoag Receives Tipping the Scales Award for Diversity and Inclusion

November 6, 2020

Foley Hoag LLP has been named a recipient of the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance’s 2020 Tipping the Scales Award. The award recognizes Foley Hoag's dedication to diversity and inclusion within the firm’s partnership. Foley Hoag was one of just 46 law firms to receive this recognition.

The Tipping the Scales Award is given to law firms that have 50 percent or more women in their U.S.-based 2020 new partner class. The recognized firms were identified through the Alliance’s New Partner Report.

In 2020, over half of the U.S. lawyers promoted to Foley Hoag's partnership were women.

"Foley Hoag believes strongly in building a more diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace," said Foley Hoag Co-Managing Partner Jeffrey Collins. "These efforts include supporting our women attorneys throughout their careers, as we are committed to diversifying our partnership ranks and the leadership at the firm. At Foley Hoag, our aim is to help close the gender parity gap across the legal industry. As we continue to cultivate women leaders, this recognition underscores the impact of those efforts."

The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance is a think tank that collaborates with organizations to develop non-stigmatized flexible work policies that promote inclusive work cultures and help to advance more women into leadership positions. The Alliance provides practical research-based solutions, training workshops, and strategic advisory services that increase organizational effectiveness through diversity and flexibility.

The Alliance’s New Partner Report is a yearly compilation of data from more than 100 (137 this year) of the nation’s largest and top-grossing law firms examining the gender breakdown of attorneys promoted to partnership in their U.S. offices. The data is based upon publicly available firm announcements and other self-reported sources on new partner classes with an effective date of promotion between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020.

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