The Mansfield Rule

Our firm is one of approximately 40 firms that have adopted the Mansfield Rule, based on the premise that the best way to retain and advance women and minority lawyers is to place more of these lawyers in positions of power, where decisions that affect their lives and other law firms are being made. The Mansfield Rule was inspired by NFL’s Rooney Rule, and is named after Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to the bar in the United States. We are proud to have achieved Mansfield Plus Certification, affirmatively considering women and attorneys of color for at least 30 percent of leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and senior lateral positions.