Lewis Brisbois Participates in Mansfield 6.0 Certification Process
Los Angeles, Calif. (August 24, 2022) - Lewis Brisbois is proud to announce that the firm is participating in the Mansfield Rule 6.0 certification process, which is administered by Diversity Lab and aimed at increasing and sustaining diversity in law firm leadership. Lewis Brisbois’ participation in the newest version of the Mansfield certification follows its successful completion of the Mansfield Rule 5.0 certification process.
As described in Diversity Lab’s recent press release, Mansfield 6.0 launched in July of this year and includes more than 180 law firms nationwide. The parameters for the 2022-2023 certification process have expanded in scope, making them the most rigorous to date. Specifically, the 6.0 version requires law firms to consider at least 30% historically underrepresented lawyers when appointing to firm leadership roles and promoting attorneys into equity partnership, as well as with respect to other activities that focus on the path to leadership. Moreover, Mansfield 6.0 includes a “Certification Plus” category, which evaluates whether firms have actually achieved diversity in leadership, as opposed to simply considering it.
Lewis Brisbois’ Chief Diversity Partner Rima M. Badawiya expressed enthusiasm about Lewis Brisbois’ ongoing work with Diversity Lab, noting, "Our decision to participate in the Mansfield certification process again this year aligns with our longstanding diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. Our work with Diversity Lab is an important component of our many diversity initiatives, and we are proud to participate alongside other firms that share our values. We look forward to achieving Mansfield 6.0 certification in 2023.”
Learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Lewis Brisbois here. Learn more about Diversity Lab here.