Shook Recognized Among Best Law Firms For Women

Seramount has selected Shook among its list of “Best Law Firms for Women” in 2022 and included the firm in its Hall of Fame. This national recognition, which Shook has earned for a dozen years, highlights Shook’s commitment to the support, development, retention and promotion of women attorneys.

“Our Best Law Firms for Women continue to improve in many critical areas,” said Subha V. Barry, president of Seramount. “Representation of women managing partners has increased significantly and we’ve seen progress for multicultural women lawyers at every level. Our firms recognize the importance of recruiting and retaining this important talent pool and have developed the family-friendly benefits to prove it. All of these combined are important steps toward parity.”

Shook is intentional day in and day out in its support of women. Partner Madeleine McDonough is serving her second term as chair of the premier trial firm which has grown to more than 530 attorneys in 18 offices. The firm's Executive Committee is composed of 45 percent women lawyers and women hold key leadership positions in a variety of practice areas including Shook’s renowned Product Liability Litigation Practice. Shook’s Chicago, Orange County and Tampa offices are all managed by women lawyers. Earlier this year, Shook announced its new class of partners and more than half were women who practice at Shook offices across the country.

We are grateful to the attorneys and professional staff who exemplify the firm’s commitment to building an inclusive workplace.