Press Release

Diversity Lab Recognizes Morgan Lewis with Mansfield Certification for Fifth Consecutive Year

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

NEW YORK, October 18, 2022: For the fifth consecutive year, Diversity Lab has recognized Morgan Lewis with its Mansfield Rule Certification, which highlights law firms that demonstrate a sustained and meaningful commitment to an inclusive workplace by boosting the representation of diverse lawyers in firm leadership positions. Morgan Lewis was one of 30 leading law firms in the United States that partnered with Diversity Lab when it launched the Mansfield Rule Certification in 2017.

“As an early adopter of the principles behind the Mansfield Rule, Morgan Lewis is honored to have been included on every Diversity Lab Mansfield Rule Certification since the program’s inception,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “Over the years, we have seen a broader commitment from the legal industry to increase overall diversity in leadership, and we remain committed to supporting this effort both within our firm and among our peers. Diversity Lab’s investment in spotlighting what firms are doing well in this important area provides us with opportunities to continue to learn from and grow with one another, which benefits the legal community as a whole.”

In addition to the 5.0 certification for 2022, Morgan Lewis also achieved “Plus” status, which recognizes a smaller group of law firms that have exceeded diverse representation goals for lawyers that were both considered for and named to current leadership roles and committees.

This year’s certification measured whether firms have, at a minimum, 30% women, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities in key leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions.