Honigman Earns Mansfield 5.0 Certification

Press Release

Honigman is pleased to announce that the firm has earned Mansfield 5.0 Certification. We are proud of this achievement, which demonstrates that our firm took deliberate steps to expand the list of those considered for leadership positions within our organization.

Mansfield aims to increase and sustain diversity in leadership within law firms by broadening the pool of women lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and underrepresented racial and/or ethnic lawyers who are considered for senior lateral attorney job openings, firm governance opportunities, equity partner promotions, and firm leadership positions. Firms must also create and publish job descriptions and appointment/election policies for leadership roles.

“Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental in our culture at Honigman,” said David Foltyn, Chair and CEO of Honigman. "DEI brings a broader perspective to our thinking, our client relationships, and our work product. More importantly, it fosters an atmosphere of collegiality and respect, which is at the core of our firm’s values."

To achieve Mansfield Certification, participating law firms must:

  • Consider at least 30% women, lawyers from underrepresented racial and ethnic
    groups, lawyers with disabilities, and/or LGBTQ+ lawyers for 70% or more of the
    firm’s leadership roles, committees, and activities;
  • Track and document the makeup of candidate pools by demographic identity;
  • Complete the three-month, six-month, and annual check-in surveys and data
    collection requests during the review period; and
  • Engage in community building and knowledge sharing with participating firms.

“It takes a lot of work for firms to make even incremental changes to longstanding 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 Mansfield Rule and Knowledge Sharing Senior Director.

For more information on on Mansfield Certification, please click here.

About Honigman LLP
Honigman is an Am Law 200 full-service, general business law firm with more than 330 attorneys across the country in Chicago, Michigan (Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing), Washington, D.C. and in our newest wholly-owned subsidiary office in Israel, Honigman Law Israel, which announced the arrival of five Wall Street attorneys last month, as Honigman builds a community of U.S. lawyers in Israel.  Honigman’s growth continues with the firm adding more than 80 hires in the past 18 months.  Our lawyers counsel clients on complex issues in more than 60 areas of law.

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