100 Biglaw companies that add variety to the front burner


Everyone knows Diversity is a worthy goal, but the real process of getting there can be pregnant. One of the mechanisms that has promoted diversity in the legal field, which has aroused great interest, is the Mansfield certification process.

For those who could, the idea came to fruition 2017, To hold Biglaw companies really accountable for their high diversity goals during the Diversity Lab event. Following the rules of the NFL Rooney Rule, which requires teams to be interviewed for the vacant position of minority candidate head coach or general manager, the idea was to create a system that would encourage Biglaw companies to consider women or minority candidates for firm positions. The rule, called Arabella Mansfield, the first woman to practice law in the United States, requires companies to consider two or more candidates who are women, LGBTQ +, or colored advocates when hiring management և management roles, a stock partner. promotion, և hiring outside lawyers. To be considered “Mansfield Certified” by the Diversity Lab, the company must show that 30% of the candidates for those positions are diverse.

“The purpose of the Mansfield Rule is to promote the representation of different advocates in the leadership of the law firm by expanding the number of candidates considered for those roles and opportunities,” the Diversity Lab said in a statement. “Companies participating in the Mansfield Rule are very successful in diversifying their management.”

And the statistics seem to reflect those ideals. how reports Law.com, the firms that have been committed to the principle of diversity, see a real change in their management.

Of the firms that participated in the program during all three years, 65% indicated that they had less lawyers appointed or elected to their management or executive committees than before Mansfield. About 63% of companies reported an increase in the number of underrepresented advocates promoted in equity partnerships.

There seems to be a correlation between the “success of firms’s the number of years involved in promoting women’s racial minorities.” For example, law firms that have only been in office for two years have increased by only 55% by non-nominated attorneys.

On: inauguration list 42 records were registered from Mansfield certified firms, և 64 companies last year may require certification. This year we see one more rise with 100 firms now Mansfield 3.0 Certified. And next year also seems bright. 117 companies are already registered in the Mansfield 4.0 process.

So which companies are now Mansfield certified? Here are 100 companies, and those with an asterisk are Mansfield Plus certified, which means that the leading role of the company is at least 30% racial minorities or women.


Frost Brown Todd

Nutter McClennen & Fish:

Akin Gump Strauss Hower ել Feld

Goodwin Procter *

O’Melveny & Myers *

Allen վեր Over *

Goulston & Storrs *

Orik, Herrington և Sutcliffe *

Archer և Grainer

Greenberg Traurig

Paul Hastings *

Arendt Fox

Haynes և The Bun

Perkins Cowie *

Arnold և Porter Kaye Scholar *

Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst և Dukas


Baker Bots *

Hogan Lovells *

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur *

Baker, Donelson, Burma, Caldwell և Berkov *

Holland և Smooth *

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch:

Baker Mackenzie *

Holland & Knight *

Reed Smith *

Beveridge & Diamond *

Hunton Andrews Kurt *

Robbins Kaplan

Empty Rome *

Blackwell Memory *

Robinson և Cole

Boyce Schiller Flexes

Acks Exson Lewis *

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr:

Braunstein Hyatt Farber Shrek *

Jenner & Block *

Schiff Hardin *

Brown Rudnik

Katen Muchin Rosenman

Shnader Harrison Segal յու Lewis *

Brian Cave Leighton Paisner *

Kaufman Dolovich և Voluk

Severson & Werson:

Bukhanan Ingersol և Rooney *

Keane Miller

Seyfart Show

Clifford Chance

Rock corner *

Tomb և Sterling

Cool *

Latham & Watkins *

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton *

Covington & Burling *

Litler Mendelssohn *

Shipman & Goodwin *

Cosen O’Connor

Lock Lord

Stinson Leonard Street *

Crowell և Moring

Manning Gross + Massenburg *

The chair leads to the river *

Davis Wright Tremain *

McDermott Will & Emery:

Stoll Keenon Ogden

Day Pitney *

McGuireWoods *

Taft Stettinius և Hollister *

Deckert *

Commercial և Gold

Thompson Coburn *

Dentists *

Miller Canfield *

Thompson Hayn

For Piper *

Miller Nash Graham և Dan *

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders *

Dorsey և Whitney *

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius *

White case *

Eversheds Sutherland *

Morris, Manning և Martin *

Williams ոն Connolly

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath *

Morrison և Forster *

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale և Dorr *

Fenwick & West *

Lots of lists

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich և Rosati *

Finegan, Henderson, Farabow, Gareth և Danner *

Munger, Toles և Olson *

Winston & Strawn *

Pisces իչ Richardson

Neil, Gerber և Eisenberg

Wembley Bond Dickinson *

Foley և Mansfield

Nixon Pibodi *

Fredrickson և Byron

Norton Rose Fulbright *

Congratulations to the companies on the list, և we look forward to making it even longer next year.

shot in the headCatherine Rubino is the Editor-in-Chief of “Above the Law” The Jabot podcast. AtL’s tips are the best, so please contact him. Feel free to send it too her For any tips, questions or comments, follow him on Twitter (@ Kathryn1:)

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