Ted Wang, a partner in Fenwick’s Corporate Group, is quoted in an article in The American Lawyer titled “Five Am Law 200 Firms Join Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ Campaign.”
The article reports that Fenwick and four other Am Law 200 law firms have signed on as partners with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In campaign. Launched in conjunction with the publication of Sandberg’s book by the same name, the campaign is dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the workplace.
Wang said that women represent half of Fenwick's incoming associate class, but only 17 percent of its partners and just one in 10 members of its executive committee. "We have a problem, and we think this will help us,” he said.
The ultimate goal, he said, is "really to get people involved. If we just put our name on it, it's useless."