Testimonials - Diversity & Flexibility Alliance

“Allowing attorneys to work flexible schedules enables us to retain the best legal talent available. The Alliance gives us the tools and know how for making flexibility work for both our lawyers and our legal department.”

Jeffrey Gearhart
Executive Vice President & Corporate Secretary, Walmart


“In order to retain our most prized and talented professionals, we need to be far more attentive to their desire for better work/life balance. Working with the Alliance helps my organization to gain a deeper understanding of how to best motivate attorneys who are eager to participate but also strive for new ways to contribute.”

Tom Sager
Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
(former General Counsel, DuPont)


“The loss of talented women and diverse attorneys is not merely regrettable, but avoidable. We must ensure that diverse and women attorneys are sponsored and are provided with meaningful opportunities to grow as practitioners and to demonstrate the full breadth of their abilities. Now is the time for law firm leaders to ensure we make the changes necessary to avoid these losses.”

Benjamin F. Wilson
Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC


“It is refreshing to share best practices among other law firm and legal department leaders in the Alliance and to see successful attorney-client partnerships that thrive with lawyers utilizing flexible schedules.”

Emily Yinger
Partner, Hogan Lovells


“By participating in the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s Flexibility Benchmarking Survey, Ogletree Deakins was able to analyze existing policies and pinpoint where they could be improved.  Using the Alliance’s recommendations from our customized report, we were able to provide our Board of Directors with concrete action steps for advancing our commitment to flexibility and diversity, including implementing specific changes to our reduced hours policy and by creating two new Reduced Hours Advisor positions.”

— Terry Egler & Kelly Hughes
Shareholders and Reduced Hours Advisors, Ogletree Deakins