Jenner & Block

Firm Again Earns Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum

The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) awarded Jenner & Block its 2018 Gold Standard Certification, making the firm one of 42 honored in the United States and among only 16 that met all six criteria for inclusion.

WILEF grants the certification to major firms (more than 300 lawyers) that meet criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners.  

To receive the certification, firms must have women represent 20% of equity partners or, alternatively, 33% of the lawyers becoming equity partners during the past 12 months.  In addition, they must meet at least three of the following five criteria:

  • 15% of firm and US branch office heads are women;
  • 20% of the firm’s primary governance committee are women;
  • 20% of the firm’s compensation committee or its equivalent are women;
  • 15% of the top half of the firm’s equity partners in terms of compensation are women; and
  • 7% of women equity partners are women of color or 3.5% of women equity partners are LGBT

To read more about WILEF and the Gold Standard Certification, please click here.