USA: 30 large law firms pledge to test rule requiring 30% of their leadership candidates to be minorities & women

Author: Debra Cassens Weiss, American Bar Association Journal, Published on: 16 June 2017

"Law firms test 'Mansfield rule' to promote more women and minorities into leadership roles", 12 Jun 2017

Thirty large law firms have pledged to test a new “Mansfield rule” that requires…women and minorities to comprise at least 30 percent of the candidates for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and lateral positions…

Law firms that successfully test the rule will be “Mansfield certified” and be able to send their recently promoted diverse lawyers to meet with general counsel from 45 legal departments at a client forum…

[Refers to Akerman, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Blank Rome, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Cooley, Dentons, DLA Piper, Faegre Baker Daniels, Fasken Martineau, Fenwick & West, Fish & Richardson, Holland & Hart, Holland & Knight, Jenner & Block, Miller Canfield, Morgan Lewis, Morrison & Foerster, Munger, Tolles & Olson, O’Melveny & Myers, Orrick, Paul Hastings, Reed Smith, Seyfarth Shaw, White & Case, WilmerHale, Winston & Strawn]

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Related companies: Arnold & Porter DLA Piper Fenwick & West Holland & Knight Jenner & Block Morrison & Foerster White & Case