Of the many "best" law firms for women compilations, I find the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s annual list to be one of the meatiest. It’s no-nonsense, focusing solely on how women fare in the power and money departments. . . It’s all about business, baby.

So are women making it, according to the latest WILEF list? . . . The discouraging news is that fewer firms qualified for WILEF’s Gold Standard Certification this year (42 firms, whereas 50 did so last year).

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