Philadelphia, PA (May 4, 2021) — Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 H. Robert Fiebach Award for the Promotion of Women in the Law by The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Commission on Women in the Profession (WIP). The award was created in 2017 to honor Pennsylvania law firms and solo practitioners, corporate law departments and other organizations providing legal services that have instituted programs or initiatives that help women lawyers continue and advance in their careers while maintaining a work/life balance. It will be presented at an awards luncheon during the WIP Annual Conference held as part of the PBA Virtual Annual Meeting on May 19, 2021.
“Our firm’s founders left a large, well-established firm to create a focused environmental practice where excellent legal services could coexist with work/life balance,” explained Managing Partner Carol McCabe. “More than three decades later these same principles continue to guide the firm’s leadership and values.”
With a focus on training and professional development, MGKF offers early opportunities for meaningful involvement and substantive experience in the firm’s complex practice areas. The partnership invests in the long-term development of associates’ careers, offering progression toward partnership for all associates based on their growth and achievements. The firm’s success in these efforts is demonstrated by its people – many of firm’s current associates and partners began their careers as summer associates at the firm. Moreover, Manko Gold has been particularly successful in retaining and developing female attorneys, with women comprising 41 percent of the equity partnership, and several of the firm’s female partners serving as leaders in their practice areas. Most notably, more than half of the members of the firm’s management committee are women, and the firm’s current managing partner is a woman.
The firm has been a leader in offering reduced work and flexible schedules to accommodate family obligations, with many of the firms’ attorneys progressing toward partnership while working alternative schedules. The firm’s family leave policy allows all attorneys to spend significant time with their growing families, offering leave to both men and women.
MGKF concentrates its practice in environmental, energy, litigation, safety and land use law.We proudly celebrate more than 30 years of representing clients ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to small, privately held enterprises, both in the Mid-Atlantic region and on a national basis. Since the inception of Chambers USA —America’s Leading Lawyers for Business publication in 2003, MGKF has been listed in the top tier for environmental law. MGKF is also honored to be the top-rated law firm, since 2011, in the Top Workplaces surveys by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com. Offices are located at: 401 City Avenue, Suite 901, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania; 535 Route 38, Suite 145A, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; 5 Penn Plaza, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10001; and 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7400, Honolulu, HI. For additional information, visit www.mankogold.com or call 484-430-5700; 856-317-1299; 212-835-1558; or 808-892-4334.