RBGG’s Gay Grunfeld and Jenny Yelin contributed an article to the Summer 2015 issue of SF Attorney magazine entitled “Putting Parenting on a Firm Basis.”

According to Gay and Jenny, “Associate attrition is high, particularly for young female attorneys who too often leave their law firms when they become mothers. This hurts employers as well as employees because, among other reasons, training new associates is expensive. Clients also suffer when they lose the expertise of attorneys who know their files.  Young lawyers and the profession should take some obvious steps to reduce costly and unnecessary departures due to parenthood. Attorneys who are becoming parents should familiarize themselves with key provisions of employment law prior to the arrival of their child. Law firms should also review these provisions to create and implement policies designed to retain their pool of talented associates.”