Schnader Achieves “Mansfield Certification Plus” for Mansfield Rule 2.0 Diversity InitiativeOn September 4, 2019 by Schnader in News
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is proud of its achievement of “Mansfield Certification Plus” after successfully completing Diversity Lab’s rigorous year-long Mansfield Rule 2.0 program. As part of Schnader’s commitment to diversity, through this program, the Firm was able to continue to take affirmative and quantifiable steps to further increase the participation of women, LGBTQ+, and minority lawyers for promotions, senior level hiring, and significant leadership roles in the Firm.
The Mansfield Rule, named after Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to the practice of law in the United States, is a diversity program modeled after the NFL’s Rooney Rule, which boosts diversity in NFL leadership positions.
In addition to meeting or exceeding the requirements for Mansfield 2.0 certification, Schnader also achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status by successfully increasing its diverse lawyer representation in a notable number of leadership roles and committees, by at least 30 percent.
Schnader remains committed to strengthening these important diversity and inclusion initiatives in order to achieve a more diverse environment.