September 14, 2021

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli is proud to announce it has achieved the Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification Plus status, reflecting its commitment to increasing the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership roles at law firms and sparking systemic changes necessary to foster long-term inclusion and equity in the workplace.

The 4.0 Mansfield Rule Certification, owned and hosted by Diversity Lab, measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered women attorneys, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ attorneys, and attorneys with disabilities for recruitment, governance roles, equity partner promotions, and inclusion in formal pitches to clients. Certification is granted to firms with at least 30 percent of the candidate pool represented in these categories.

Polsinelli completed a 12-month program to achieve the 4.0 Mansfield Rule Certification. According to Diversity Lab’s findings, law firms that participated in the first few rounds of Mansfield Rule certification saw an increase in racial and ethnic diversity in their management committees that was about 30 times more than non-participating firms.

“As a critical part of our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, the 4.0 Mansfield Rule Certification illustrates that Polsinelli is dedicated to leading by example,” said Phillip G. Hampton, II, Polsinelli’s chief diversity & inclusion officer. “Through our continued focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, we are increasing the number of female attorneys, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community  in the leadership pipeline at Polsinelli."

“Diversity and inclusion are core values of Polsinelli, used to inform, enlighten and shape strategy and actions that define the firm’s business,” said Jane E. Arnold, chair of Polsinelli’s Women’s Empowerment Committee. “I’m proud of Polsinelli’s intentional dedication to ensure that our firm includes and provides growth opportunities for people from various ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability and socio-economic backgrounds.”

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.