Working Mother magazine previously selected Skadden, for two consecutive years, for its inclusion in its annual ranking of the "50 Best Law Firms for Women." The honor recognized the firm's efforts to retain and advance women through longstanding initiatives. “Today nearly half of law school graduates are women. Law firms need to make a fundamental shift in their policies by instituting female and family-friendly benefits as Skadden, Arps has done,” said Carol Evans, CEO, Working Mother Media. “We hope that by recognizing Skadden, Arps, which has already moved the needle, a paradigm shift will follow.” The honor is also based on Skadden's workforce profile, benefits plans, compensation and other firm policies that support work-life flexibility, such as back-up childcare, parental leave, Flexible Return from Maternity Leave and Sidebar.