Lewis Brisbois Achieves Mansfield 5.0 Certification
Los Angeles, Calif. (October 18, 2022) - Lewis Brisbois is pleased to announce that it has achieved Mansfield 5.0 Certification. This achievement demonstrates that Lewis Brisbois took deliberate steps to ensure that at least 30% of the individuals considered for leadership positions within the firm were members of traditionally underrepresented groups. To achieve the certification, Lewis Brisbois collaborated with Diversity Lab over a 12-month period, which included built-in measurement, transparency, and accountability mechanisms. The firm has now moved on to participating in the Mansfield 6.0 certification process.
Chief Diversity Partner Rima Badawiya expressed excitement about the firm’s achievement as well as continued resolve regarding its diversity efforts. “We are absolutely thrilled to achieve this milestone that represents deliberate, diligent, and tireless efforts on our part to promote our longstanding goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It signifies our firm’s commitment through actions to the importance of ensuring diversity in legal representation,” Ms. Badawiya said. “We look forward to our continued partnership with Diversity Lab as we pursue Mansfield 6.0 certification alongside other exceptional firms that share our values.”
Since its inception six years ago, the goal of the Mansfield Rule has been to increase and sustain diversity in law firm leadership by broadening the pool of women lawyers, LGBTQ lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and lawyers from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are considered for senior lateral attorney job openings, firm governance opportunities, equity partner promotions, and firm leadership positions.
Learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Lewis Brisbois here. Learn more about Diversity Lab here and the Mansfield Rule here.