OCT. 10, 2023 – For the fourth straight year, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has achieved "Mansfield Certification Plus," recognizing the firm's demonstrated commitment to elevating lawyers from under-represented minorities into positions of leadership.
The certification process measures law firms' adherence to the Mansfield Rule. Under the rule, firms pledge to affirmatively consider at least 30% women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions. Certification is achieved through a rigorous 12-month collaboration with Diversity Lab.
Mansfield Certification Plus status indicates that, in addition to meeting or exceeding the baseline requirements, the firm has reached at least 30% underrepresented lawyer representation in a notable number of current leadership roles.
"We are proud to achieve Mansfield Certification Plus status for the fourth year in a row," said Scott MacCormack, firmwide managing partner at Davis Wright Tremaine. "We are committed to making informed, transparent, and equitable decisions—and Mansfield provides us with a tool to help us on this journey.
Davis Wright has been widely recognized for its work advancing DEI. The firm's recent honors include being included in Bloomberg Law's 2023 DEI Framework, receiving a top score on the 2023 Disability Equality Index, and earning the State Bar of California's inaugural DEI Leadership Seal.
About Davis Wright Tremaine
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with approximately 600 lawyers representing clients based throughout the United States and around the world. Learn more about the firm's DEI commitment at www.dwt.com/dei.