Foley & Lardner LLP is proud to announce that the firm achieved Mansfield 5.0 Certification Plus status presented by Diversity Lab for its ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts.
The Mansfield Rule is a rigorous, year-long certification program that aims to boost and sustain diversity in law firm leadership. The program asks law firms to consider at least 30 percent historically underrepresented lawyers — women lawyers, underrepresented racial and/or ethnic lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and/or lawyers with disabilities — when appointing to leadership roles, promoting to equity partnership, and more. Firms must also share lessons learned through monthly knowledge sharing forums, to ensure that all firms are working as a community to move the needle on DEI in the legal profession, and they must meet routine check-in, data-collection, and reporting milestones.
Firms that not only consider, but also achieve, diverse representation during the certification period are awarded Certification Plus status.
“We are delighted that Diversity Lab has recognized the firm’s efforts of considering diverse candidates for leadership positions,” said Foley Chairman and CEO Daljit Doogal. “Foley’s people are our greatest asset and the strength and success of our firm requires the inclusion of people with different insights and experiences. We still have more work to do, but we are committed to providing equitable opportunities for development and advancement for everyone.”
Read more about Foley’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives here.
Read more about Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule here.
About Foley & Lardner LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP is a preeminent law firm that stands at the nexus of the energy, health care and life sciences, innovative technology, and manufacturing sectors. We look beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and act as trusted business advisors to deliver creative, practical, and effective solutions. Our 1,100 lawyers across 25 offices worldwide partner on the full range of engagements from corporate counsel to IP work and litigation support, providing our clients with a one-team solution to all their needs. For nearly two centuries, Foley has maintained its commitment to the highest level of innovative legal services and to the stewardship of our people, firm, clients, and the communities we serve.