Holland & Knight Earns Mansfield Certified Plus Status from Diversity Lab for Fifth Straight Year
MIAMI (October 18, 2022) – For the fifth year in a row, 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. The Mansfield Rule initiative aims to increase the number of women, minority, LGBTQ+ 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, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities for various leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, Chambers guide nominations and senior lateral attorney positions.
Holland & Knight also belongs to a smaller subset of firms achieving "Mansfield Certified Plus" designation. This category recognizes that, in addition to meeting or exceeding the baseline certification requirements, underrepresented lawyers represent at least 30 percent of a significant number of firm leadership roles.
"As an inaugural Mansfield Rule participant firm, we have witnessed the benefits of our partnership with Diversity Lab firsthand," said Kelly-Ann Cartwright, Directors Committee Chair at Holland & Knight. "Not only has it strengthened our resolve to support an even more inclusive workplace at our firm, it also has enhanced our relationships and led to additional business opportunities with clients who share our unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion."