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Above The Law: These Biglaw Firms Are Officially Diversity Certified

August 21, 2018

In an effort to diversify Big Law firms, a new system was created to certify firms that consider at least 30 percent women, LGBTQ+, and attorneys of color for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and senior lateral positions. The Mansfield Rule is named after Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to practice law in the US. O’Melveny was one of 41 firms that received the inaugural Mansfield Certification.