September 03, 2019

This year, Jenner & Block achieved Mansfield Plus Certification as part of the firm’s participation in the Mansfield Rule initiative, a program designed to increase leadership roles for women and minorities in large law firms.

Developed by the Diversity Lab, the Mansfield Rule initially asked law firms to affirmatively consider at least 30 percent women and lawyers of color for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions and senior lateral positions.  In 2017, Jenner & Block signed on to participate in the pilot program. In July 2018, the firm earned certification for meeting the goal and enrolled in the second phase of the program—the Mansfield Rule 2.0—which expanded the initiative to include LGBT lawyers.

The Mansfield Plus Certification recognizes Jenner & Block for considering at least 30 percent women and minorities for leadership positions and senior-level recruiting over the year.   It also means that the firm has at least 30 percent women and minorities in key leadership roles and lateral hires.

The certification is the result of the firm’s consistent effort to translate our core value of diversity and inclusion into action, helping to diversify the current and future leaders of the firm in the process.

Even as we recognize this important achievement, the firm’s efforts are an ongoing priority.  Jenner & Block supports an environment where everyone feels included, respected and able to contribute fully as the firm remains committed to delivering excellence and building a diverse team of extraordinarily talented colleagues.