Manatt is proud to be recognized by Diversity Lab as a Mansfield Rule 5.0 certified firm. This program aims to boost the representation of historically underrepresented lawyers in law firm leadership by requiring certified firms to:
- Track their candidate pools in a disaggregated manner, prompting them to measure the impact of the Mansfield Rule by each underrepresented group. Firms must also include an option for Middle Eastern/North African identity, a demographic often overlooked by current self-identification options.
- Consider at least 30% underrepresented lawyers for nominations to Chambers USA to increase the external visibility of underrepresented lawyers with clients and in the marketplace more broadly.
- Consider 30% underrepresented individuals when hiring and promoting C-level or other senior-level professional staff roles.
Diversity and inclusion are core to Manatt’s culture, and the Firm has already joined various law firms in the Mansfield Rule 6.0 certification process.
To learn more about Diversity Lab and the Mansfield process, click here.