Press Release
June 20, 2012

Holland & Knight Receives Gold Standard Certification From The Women in Law Empowerment Forum

The firm is one of 50 U.S. law firms that met the criteria for empowering women attorneys.

MIAMI - June 20, 2012 - For the second year in a row, Holland & Knight earned Gold Standard Certification from The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for its achievement in providing women attorneys with opportunities for financial success and positions at the highest level of firm leadership. WILEF's Gold Standard Certification Awards Initiative is the only initiative directed toward certifying and publicly recognizing eligible law firms that have met their criteria for empowering women attorneys.

"We are incredibly honored to receive this meaningful designation once again," said Tammy Knight, chair of Holland & Knight's Women's Initiative. "This recognition affirms what so many of our women attorneys already believe: Holland & Knight is a great place for women attorneys to advance their careers."

Law firms are eligible for the 2012 WILEF Gold Standard Certification if they successfully demonstrate that women represent a significant percentage of their equity partners, hold meaningful leadership positions within the firm, and have ample opportunities for financial recognition and reward.

WILEF invited law firms with 100 or more practicing attorneys in the United States to apply for the certification this year and 50 firms met the criteria.

About WILEF: Founded in 1997 by Elizabeth Anne “Betiayn” Tursi, with the support of R.R. Donnelley and several successful senior women attorneys, and subsequently, of law firm and corporate sponsors, WILEF is dedicated to assisting women in law to assume leadership roles within the AmLaw 100, Second Hundred and Fortune 1000 legal departments and within their respective communities. WILEF presents cutting edge programming that provides an educational and networking forum for women in law.

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