PITTSBURGH – In further dedication of advancing women, minorities, and LGBTQ+ lawyers in its leadership ranks, Reed Smith has achieved a new Mansfield certification, as announced today by Diversity Lab.

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As one of 64 trailblazing law firms devoted to expanding promotion consideration to LGBTQ+ law-yers, already in addition to lawyers of color and female lawyers, Reed Smith has again reinforced its commitment to boosting the representation of diverse lawyers among its leadership by broad-ening the pool of candidates considered for promotion.

The Mansfield Rule Certification 2.0 measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, lawyers of color, and LGBTQ+ lawyers for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions. Reed Smith received this new certification after completing a 12-month plan.

Additionally, Reed Smith has also achieved Mansfield "Certified Plus" status, which requires that a firm reach at least 30 percent diverse lawyer representation in a notable number of their current leadership roles and committees.