Press Release
August 3, 2015

Holland & Knight Earns Gold Standard Recertification from Women in Law Empowerment Forum for Fifth Year

MIAMI (August 3, 2015) - For the fifth 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 its criteria for empowering women attorneys.

In order to merit this honor, law firms must meet four out of six criteria that demonstrate women are represented within the firm's equity partner ranks, hold meaningful leadership positions within the firm, participate in partner compensation decisions, and have ample opportunities for financial recognition and reward. Law firms with 300 or more practicing attorneys in the U.S. were eligible to apply and 46 firms met the criteria.

"We are grateful to WILEF for creating a program that holds law firms to consistently high standards," said Tammy Knight, chair of Holland & Knight's Women's Initiative. "We use this feedback as an indicator that our programs are working and therefore we are very proud to receive recertification for the fifth year."

About WILEF: Founded in 1997, 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. It presents cutting-edge programming that provides an educational and networking forum for women attorneys.

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