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Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Named Most Admired Law Firms to Work For 2023
LOS ANGELES- We are delighted to announce that the Los Angeles Business Journal has named Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Leaders of Influence: Most Admired Law Firms to Work For 2023. This recognition distinguishes the most admired and best law firms to work for in the Los Angeles area.
“As the legal industry continues to grow, attracting and retaining top talent is a key component to the health and success of a firm. The Los Angeles Business Journal has highlighted particularly outstanding law firms who are consciously working towards creating diverse, positive and supportive environments to help drive the success of their attorneys. The ‘most admired’ law firms have a specific set of qualities that make them great places to work, whether you are an attorney or a member of the supporting team.” (Los Angeles Business Journal, 2023).
About Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Dedication to Employee Success
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW) is a full service labor, employment, and education law firm that provides comprehensive, responsive, and highly competent legal advice, representation, litigation services, negotiations and training to public entities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations throughout California. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, and Sacramento.
LCW recognizes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as core firm values that drive our culture, decision-making, resource allocation, and the professional development of attorneys and staff. Our commitment to equity and diversity is the shared responsibility of partners, attorneys and staff. Our firm leadership prepares and mentors employees to work in an environment where all have the opportunity to thrive, and better serve our clients. We consistently exceed benchmarks in the legal industry and routinely receive recognition for our diversity and inclusion, reflecting our longtime, ongoing commitment to recruiting, developing, and retaining diverse talent. LCW actively works towards gender equality, providing opportunities across the firm for women to excel and advance in their legal careers. This is important since LCW promotes our partners almost exclusively from within our ranks. Nearly half of all of our partners, active and retired, are women.
We have strong and diverse role models and mentors throughout the firm, including the leadership of three exceptional female Office Managing Partners, who manage four of our five offices. This leadership, along with the firm’s longstanding commitment to promoting diversity, empowering underrepresented groups and creating an inclusive work environment, has contributed to the firm’s success in promoting diversity within all ranks of the organization.
In addition to our competitive compensation packages, work-life balance is a priority at LCW, and the firm supports our employees through various programs. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers confidential and free resources to help employees navigate personal challenges. We also provide a generous work-from-home program, and eligible employees can benefit from a flexible sabbatical program. Employees also appreciate the numerous opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the firm, including social events like our summer socials, book clubs, retreats, and full firm holiday party.
LCW invests significant time and resources in the professional development of our attorneys. We have a formal mentoring program that we routinely update to match the needs of attorneys. In addition to the firm’s robust training programs, attorneys also have the ability to work with different partners, serve on committees or mentor summer associates. This creates a collaborative culture in which we appreciate and value each other and the diverse contributions each bring to the table. We are fortunate to enjoy time spent with our clients and savor the work that we do to help them succeed.
We are also fortunate to be encouraged to grow professionally and make a difference to not only our clients but our communities as well. Many members of our firm volunteer in and donate resources to community organizations with the goal of increasing diversity and educational opportunities in California. Among other endeavors, our firm has been a supporter since 2002 of Motivating Our Student Through Experience (MOSTE), a non-profit organization offering middle school girls in Los Angeles scholarships and one-on-one mentoring. LCW also participates in East Los Angeles College’s Pathway to Law School Program. Pathway to Law School is a California Community College Initiative in partnership with California law schools, community colleges, and universities to increase diversity in the legal profession. Additionally, LCW participates in the Legal Education Access Pipeline (LEAP) by providing summer fellowships in our Los Angeles Office. LEAP provides a comprehensive law school admissions assistance program to help students become competitive law school applicants and successful law students.
Employees appreciate LCW’s positive work culture and express appreciation for the firm’s benefit programs work-life flexibility, professional development and career growth opportunities. LCW promotes empowerment and values open discussions with our employees to continuously improve and meet their needs. Our ever-standing commitment to fostering diversity, maintaining a positive work environment of collaboration and inclusion, and providing comprehensive support programs in addition to our competitive compensation and dedication to employee well-being have earned us a reputation as a great place to work in the legal profession.
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is a labor, employment, and full service education law firm that provides comprehensive, responsive, and highly competent legal advice, representation, litigation services, negotiations and training to public entities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations throughout California. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, and Sacramento. For more information, visit our website: www.lcwlegal.com.
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