Hausfeld achieves Mansfield Certification Plus status

Hausfeld is proud to announce that it has achieved Mansfield Rule Certification Plus in Diversity Lab’s inaugural Midsize Certification cohort.  

Designed to expand on the early successes of the original Mansfield Rule piloted in 2017 with larger firms, the overall goal of the Midsize Mansfield Rule is to increase diversity in leadership pipelines within midsize law firms by broadening the pool of women lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and/or lawyers from underrepresented racial or ethnic backgrounds who are considered for entry-level and lateral attorney job openings, firm governance opportunities, equity partner promotions, and opportunities to connect with clients.

To achieve Midsize Mansfield Certification, we collaborated with Diversity Lab on an 18-month pilot certification process with built-in measurement, transparency, and accountability. As one of the 16 Certified Midsize Mansfield firms that achieved Certification “Plus” status, this indicates that, in addition to meeting or exceeding the consideration requirements, we successfully achieved 30% or more diverse representation in current leadership roles, formal client pitches, and staffing on key matters.

“We are proud to be a Certified Plus firm in the inaugural year of the Midsize Mansfield Rule and to have made meaningful progress over the past several years," said U.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Partner Reena Gambhir.

“There is much more to be done and Hausfeld is committed to the vital work necessary to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its business practices.”

"We are incredibly proud of – and grateful to – the firms that stepped up to try this new version and partner with us to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces in the midsize sector,” said Kate Johnston Ryan, Chief Administrative Officer at Diversity Lab in a statement.

“Despite launching the midsize iteration of the Mansfield Rule in the midst of a global pandemic, these firms were not deterred from taking on challenging systems changes to increase diversity in their firms and the profession. We thank and congratulate this truly committed group of firms and leaders."

Hausfeld is also participating in the 2022-2023 Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification Program. 

Diversity Lab press release