The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) has awarded Foley & Lardner its 2021 Gold Standard Certification for its commitment to promoting gender diversity. WILEF grants Gold Standard status to major firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions, and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners.
For 2021 US Gold Standard Certification, new criteria meant that firms had to satisfy both of the following two mandatory criteria:
and at least two of the following four criteria:
Launched in 2007, WILEF is the premier organization for women in law exclusively dedicated to women from the largest law firms and corporate law departments in the United States.