September 13, 2019

The Mansfield Rule: Diversity in Leadership

Measures whether legal departments have affirmatively considered women, LGBTQ+, lawyers with disabilities, and racial/ethnic minority lawyers — at least 50 percent of the candidate pool — for the legal department’s top roles and for outside counsel representation. Certification requires legal departments to consider at least 50% historically underrepresented lawyers for 70% or more of the leadership roles and activities.