Shook Earns Hall of Fame Recognition from Working Mothers Media

Working Mother Magazine recognizes Shook for prestigious ranking in “Best Law Firms for Women” for 10 consecutive years


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Kansas City, Mo. (September 9, 2020) - Working Mother magazine has again ranked Shook, Hardy & Bacon as a top firm with the distinction of “Best Law Firms for Women” for 2020. This external review is based on the criteria of career flexibility, gender neutral family leave, retention and promotion of women, and much more.

“Thank you to all of the folks at Working Mother for setting the standard,” said Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough. “We are honored to receive this award and we congratulate all of the Hall of Famers, but mostly we give thanks to the working parents themselves.”

Shook is currently operating 15 offices in major cities across the country and London. More than half of the firm’s executive committee is composed of women and diverse attorneys and women lead a number of the firm’s largest practice areas and city offices including Chicago, Houston, Orange County and Tampa. Working Mother magazine takes a comprehensive approach through considering female representation, female compensation, and the usage of reduced hours and work from home opportunities.

“Law firms on this year’s list were better prepared to respond to the effects of the pandemic because of their continued support of flextime and remote work for working parents and caregivers,” said President of Working Mother Media, Subha V. Barry, in a statement. “We are proud to recognize their resilience and steadfast commitment to supporting gender equality.”

The 2020 Hall of Fame selection reflects Shook’s commitment to creating a work environment where all people can make a difference through continued Diversity & Inclusion efforts. As a firm, we champion women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and differently labeled persons in advancement throughout the firm.

Shook is honored to have received this recognition and induction into the Working Mother magazine Hall of Fame. We are grateful for the continued work of the firm’s attorneys and professional staff to promote an inclusive workplace.

To speak to a Shook attorney or to learn more about firm-wide diversity and inclusion efforts, contact Media Relations Manager Heather McMichael,, 816.389.0419.

About Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Founded in 1889, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. has 15 offices in the United States and London, with attorneys and professional staff serving clients in the health, science and technology sectors in areas ranging from product liability defense and commercial litigation to intellectual property prosecution and litigation, environmental and toxic tort, privacy and data security and regulatory counseling.