Manatt has once again received a Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), 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 ninth time that the firm has earned this prestigious recognition.
Firms with 300 or more lawyers in the U.S. are invited to participate in this annual survey, with only 48 meeting four or more of the necessary requirements for inclusion on the list. Manatt was one of only 23 firms that were recognized for meeting all six of WILEF’s Gold Standard Certification requirements, which are:
- 20% of equity partners or 33% of the attorneys becoming equity partners during the past twelve months are women and at least three of the following five criteria:
- 15% of the firm and US branch office heads are women
- 20% of the firm’s primary governance committee are women
- 20% of the firm’s compensation committee or its equivalent are women
- 15% of the top half of the firm’s equity partners in terms of compensation are women
- 10% of women equity partners are women of color, or 4% of women equity partners are LGBT
To see the full 2020 WILEF Gold Standard Certification list, click here.