Manatt Receives 2023 WILEF Gold Standard Certification

Manatt has received a Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for 2023, an annual recognition of law firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions, and in the ranks of the most highly compensated partners. This is the tenth time that the firm has earned this prestigious recognition. 

Manatt is one of 16 U.S.-based firms to meet all six of WILEF’s Gold Standard certification criteria this year, which included having:  

  • 25% of equity partners or, alternatively, 40% of the attorneys becoming equity partners during the past twelve months are women 
  • 10% of women equity partners are women of color, or 4% of women equity partners are LGBTQ 
  • 20% of firm and U.S. branch office heads are women 
  • 25% of the firm’s primary governance committee are women 
  • 25% of the firm’s compensation committee or its equivalent are women 
  • 20% of the top half of the firm’s equity partners in terms of compensation are women 

View the full list of Gold Standard-certified firms here.  



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