Driving OpportunitiesRopes & Gray’s Women’s Forum offers programs that give female lawyers access to career and business development opportunities.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, we are pleased to announce that Ropes & Gray and the Women’s Forum are celebrating the memory and legacy of the firm’s first woman partner, Joan D. Fuller, by formally renaming a professional development grant for women attorneys at the firm in her honor.
Joan D. Fuller (1928-2018) joined Ropes & Gray in 1962 and became the firm’s first female partner in 1973. She served as a partner in the private client group until her retirement in 1993. Joan was a graduate of Harvard Law School, entering in 1951 as a member of the second class to admit women.