Washington, DC (October 10, 2023) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that it has achieved Mansfield Certification Plus. This accomplishment is the result of Venable’s efforts to increase and sustain diversity, advance the inclusion of lawyers from historically underrepresented groups at all levels, and integrate diversity and inclusion across its business practices. The Plus recognition means that in addition to meeting or exceeding the baseline requirements, the firm has met the goal of at least 30 percent diverse lawyer representation in a notable number of its current leadership roles. In 2022, the firm first achieved Mansfield Rule Certification.
“Through our comprehensive approach, we continue to strive to open doors and break down barriers in all areas of our work,” said Jenn Reddien, chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at Venable. “We are so honored to earn the Plus recognition, which is a testament to Venable’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion at the firm.”
The goal of the Mansfield Rule is to boost the representation of lawyers from historically underrepresented groups in leadership roles at firms across the United States and Canada, which in turn creates more opportunities for talent at all levels. Participating law firms track and measure the extent to which they have affirmatively considered women, lawyers from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, lawyers with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ lawyers for top leadership roles, senior-level lateral hiring, promotions into the equity partnership, and participation in client pitch meetings.
For more information on the Mansfield Rule and its participation requirements, visit the Diversity Lab’s webpage here.
Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, high-net-worth entrepreneurs, and other individuals. With more than 850 professionals across the country, including in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' objectives in the United States and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit https://www.venable.com/.