McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff (MBHB) is pleased to announce its participation in the Diversity Lab’s Midsize Mansfield Rule program. MBHB is one of more than 70 firms joining the original 25+ law firms that began piloting the Midsize Mansfield Rule last year.
The Mansfield Rule measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitches and meetings and entry-level and lateral hiring. The Midsize Mansfield certification process, modeled after the version for larger firms, has been fine-tuned to boost diversity in leadership for firms with smaller lawyer populations, single office locations and leaner firm leadership structures. The certification period will run from September 15, 2021 to March 14, 2023.
“We are proud to participate in this exciting and innovative national initiative,” said Gavin O’Keefe, Managing Partner, MBHB. “The Mansfield Rule aligns closely with our firm’s own diversity and inclusion goals and this next step will continue to drive progress within the firm and industry.”.
To learn more about the Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule for Midsize Law Firms program, visit the website here.