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The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

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Fatherly‘s annual “Best Places To Work For New Dads” ranking tracks the progress of the 50 companies doing the most to help American fathers balance work and family life. Every company on our list offers exceptional benefits, including paid leave, access to child care subsidies or programs, and flexible time policies. Though the list changes every year, the overall trend among businesses actively engaging with the demand of fathers is positive. The average number of paid weeks off given to new fathers by companies on the list has, over the course of only two years, gone from four to 11, a 275 percent increase.

Naturally, many companies are appearing on this list for the third time. Corporations that are committed to helping parents tend to remain committed to helping parents. That’s good news for the employees of…

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

One of America’s largest law firms, APKS gives their lawyers and support staff equal parental benefits, including six weeks of paid leave. That’s the kind of justice you’d expect from a firm that repped victims of McCarthyism back in the ‘50s.

  • Headquarters: Washington D.C.
  • Number of employees: 1,859
  • Paid Paternity Leave: 6 weeks (18 for primary caregiver)
  • Industry: Legal & Consulting
  • 2016 Rank: 27

Notable Father-Friendly Policies And Practices

  • Lawyers who work 20 hours a week qualify for benefits, and the firm maintains a panel of partners to advise lawyers who want to scale back.
  • One of the first firms to have onsite child care, APKS also has a Halloween parade that winds through the office. It’s part of a conscious effort to create a family-friendly environment.

2017 Rank: 38

For more context and more information on the companies working to help fathers, check out the complete 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads ranking, a breakdown of this year’s stats, an explanation or Fatherly‘s methodology, the story of Patagonia’s new revolutionary child care program, and our deep dive on the state of the modern American paternity leave experience.