Reinhart, Quarles earn Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification for diversity efforts.

Byline: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren and Quarles & Brady have both received Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification.

Administered by Diversity Lab, the Mansfield Rule is a national initiative to close the gender and diversity gap in the legal profession. Reinhart and Quarles are two of more than 160 large law firms to participate in the process, which launched on July 15, 2021.

"We are proud of receiving this certification and are committed to our ongoing efforts in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion at Reinhart," said Reinhart CEO Al Orr in a news release. "Mansfield is but one of our initiatives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at our firm."

Now concluding its fifth year, the Mansfield Rule has become the standard by which law firms track and measure that they have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, lawyers from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, lawyers with disabilities and LGBTQ+ lawyers for top leadership roles, senior-level lateral hiring, promotions into the equity partnership and participation in client pitch meetings.

"It takes a lot of work for firms to make even incremental changes to long standing systems, and it is an absolute honor for the Diversity Lab team to see what these firms have achieved over the course of the year-long certification cycle," said Kavita Ramakrishnan, Diversity Lab's senior director of Mansfield Rule and knowledge sharing, in a news release. "The firms enthusiastically...

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