Holland & Knight Earns "Mansfield Certified Plus" Status from Diversity Lab for Third Straight Year
MIAMI (September 17, 2020) – Holland & Knight has achieved "Mansfield Certified Plus" status from Diversity Lab, an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law, for the third year in a row. The Mansfield Rule initiative aims to increase the number of women, minority, LGTBQ and disabled lawyers in leadership and governance roles at law firms.
The Mansfield Rule Certification process measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, minority, LGBTQ and disabled attorneys for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, senior associate lateral positions and formal client pitches. In all, 100 participating firms met the requirements to become "Mansfield Certified."
Holland & Knight also belongs to a smaller subset of firms achieving "Mansfield Certified Plus" designation in the program's third year. This category recognizes that, in addition to meeting or exceeding the pipeline consideration requirements for certification, women, minority, LGBTQ and disabled lawyers represent at least 30 percent of a significant number of firm leadership roles and committee positions. This year, 67 firms earned the "Mansfield Certified Plus" designation.
"Achieving Mansfield Certified Plus status for the third straight year is a significant accomplishment for the firm," said Holland & Knight Diversity Partner Tiffani Lee. "It reflects our firm's unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, and is especially gratifying as Diversity Lab raised the bar this year for achieving the Plus designation."