Fenwick is pleased to have achieved Mansfield 4.0 Certification Plus status from Diversity Lab for the diversity of its leadership ranks.
Now in its fifth year, the Mansfield Rule Certification measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ attorneys and attorneys with disabilities for governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities and senior lateral positions.
The goal of the Mansfield Rule is to increase the representation of historically underrepresented lawyers in law firm leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for these opportunities.
The additional “Plus” status indicates that in addition to meeting or exceeding the baseline certification requirements, law firms such as Fenwick have successfully met a minimum threshold of 30 percent underrepresented lawyers serving in a notable number of current leadership roles.
Fenwick was one of the first law firms to sign on to the Mansfield Rule pilot and is currently participating in Mansfield 5.0. The certified firms have completed a rigorous 12-month collaboration with Diversity Lab with built-in measurement, transparency and accountability.
More information about Mansfield 4.0 Certification Plus is available from Diversity Lab.
Fenwick is consistently among the top firms for diversity. In 2021, the firm ranked No. 1 in ALM Media’s inaugural Composite Ranking Index based on financial and diversity metrics and No. 8 in Law360 Diversity Snapshot of mid-size firms with the most diverse equity partnerships. Fenwick has also been ranked among the 50 Best Law Firms for Women of 2021 by Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media). More information about Fenwick’s diversity and inclusion efforts is available on fenwick.com.