Honigman Earns Mansfield 6.0 Certification
Honigman is proud to announce that the firm has achieved Mansfield 6.0 Certification for 2022-2023. Honigman is among more than 240 leading law firms that participated in this year’s Mansfield 6.0 Certification process.
Mansfield Certification, awarded by Diversity Lab, is a structured certification process designed to ensure all talent at participating law firms has a fair and equal opportunity to advance into leadership. The certification process measures the structural changes and steps participating law firms have taken over the past year to ensure paths to leadership – including lateral hiring, client pitch teams, promotions, appointments, and more – are open and transparent to all qualified lawyers.
"We're honored to have reached this significant milestone, which underscores our commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace," said David Foltyn, Chair and CEO of Honigman. "This achievement is a testament to our dedication to building teams that reflect the diversity of our clients and communities, and we look forward to continuing our journey towards an even more inclusive future.”
To achieve Mansfield Certification, firms must implement a behavioral science and data-driven approach to help increase diversity in leadership. Certified firms are required to consider at least 30% historically underrepresented lawyers, including women lawyers, underrepresented racial and ethnic lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities when appointing to leadership roles and promoting to equity partnership. In addition, certified firms are required to enhance transparency related to leadership roles, advancement processes and compensation policies.
“These Mansfield Certified firms’ efforts to expand opportunities are on the right side of history and the law,” said Caren Ulrich Stacy, CEO of Diversity Lab. “Not a single firm has backed out of their commitment to Mansfield in the face of unwarranted threats to organizations that remain steady in their values of inclusivity and equity. In fact, even as the certification requirements get more challenging year-over-year, additional firms are committing to this important work.”
For more information on Mansfield Certification, visit www.diversitylab.com.
About Honigman LLP
Honigman LLP is an Am Law 200 full-service, general business law firm with more than 350 attorneys counseling clients on complex issues 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. Our lawyers counsel clients on complex issues in more than 60 areas of law. For more information visit www.honigman.com.