Source: ALM Corp
NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Twenty-five years after Mary Ann Hynes' promotion to CCH Incorporated general counsel, a first for women at Fortune 500 companies, ALM's Corporate Counsel assesses the history and current state of that glass ceiling in its April issue and online at corpcounsel.com.
Among the key findings of ALM's Corporate Counsel research and interviews are:
While women legal executives interviewed by Corporate Counsel were pleased by the long-term trend, they pointed out that, despite sharp increases in female law graduates and practicing lawyers, there is still great disparity at the top of corporate law departments.
The industries with the highest numbers of top women lawyers are insurance with nine, and food consumer products and specialty retailers, which each have seven.
A chart listing Fortune 500 companies and their women GCs and CLOs is published with the report.
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