International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that it has
once again received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law
Empowerment Forum (WILEF). WILEF Certification is the only initiative
directed toward certifying, publicly recognizing and broadly publicizing
eligible law firms that have integrated women into the highest
leadership positions in the firm.
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2018 WILEF Gold Standard Certification. (Logo: Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
Law firms with 300 or more practicing lawyers in the United States are
eligible for the WILEF Gold Standard Certification if they successfully
demonstrate that women represent a meaningful percentage of their equity
partners, of their highest leadership positions, of their governance and
compensation committees and of their most highly compensated partners.
Only 42 firms nationally have qualified for this recognition to date in
2018. Dorsey was previously certified as WILEF Gold Standard in
2011-2012 and 2015-2017.
“It’s an honor to be awarded with this prestigious certification, again,
and it is testament to our culture of supporting women as leaders,” said
Rebecca Bernhard, Firm-wide Diversity Co-Chair and a Partner in the
Labor & Employment Group. “Dorsey understands the strength that comes
from a diverse and inclusive workplace. It contributes to the success of
our people and our clients and enriches our experience as individuals.”
Gold Standard Certification, a program now in its eighth year, has
become harder to obtain following the decision to tighten some of the
criteria that firms must meet to demonstrate their commitment to
promoting and fairly compensating women.
About Dorsey & Whitney LLPClients have relied on Dorsey
since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the
United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey
provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients’ legal and
business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world’s most
successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders
in the banking, energy, food and agribusiness, health care, mining and
natural resources, and public-private project development sectors, as
well as major non-profit and government entities.
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