Mansfield Rule

In 2017, Morrison Foerster joined a select group of major law firms and corporate legal departments in Diversity Lab’s pilot program of the Mansfield Rule. In 2018, Diversity Lab launched Mansfield Certification Plus status. Morrison Foerster is among a select number of firms that has held this distinction every year since its launch.

Certification Plus indicates that we have at least 30% women, minority, LGBTQ+, and lawyers with disabilities representation across notable leadership roles within the partnership, and lateral hires as well as in the talent pools from which we select talent for leadership and lateral recruiting opportunities. Currently, 50% of U.S. office managing partners, 68% of U.S. members of our board of directors, and 83% of our U.S. Partnership Review Committee members here at MoFo are diverse lawyers.

Mansfield Rule 6.0 includes 270+ U.S. and Canadian law firms participating in the certification process. With the introduction of new and more challenging requirements each year, the Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule strives to continually move the needle forward with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal industry.