For the third year in a row, DWT was recognized for the significant number of women in top leadership positions at the firm. The firm was awarded Gold Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), a nationally known educational venue for women in the largest law firms and corporate law departments. WILEF Certification emphasizes the leadership roles actually achieved by equity women partners, rather than the policies or practices of the firm. Law firms with 200 or more practicing lawyers in the U.S. are eligible for the Gold Certification if they meet at least four of six criteria. Davis Wright met five. Nationwide, Gold Certification went to just 42 firms last year.