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. Mansfield Rule Certification measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions. Mansfield Certification Plus status indicates that, in addition to meeting or exceeding the baseline certification requirements, the firms have successfully reached at least 30 percent underrepresented lawyer representation in a notable number of their current leadership roles.

In 2018, Diversity Lab launched Mansfield Certification Plus status. Morrison Foerster is among a select number of firms that has achieved this distinction every year since its launch.

MoFo has already committed to participating in Mansfield Rule 6.0, which runs from July 2022 to July 2023, and we look forward to partnering again with Diversity Lab as MoFo continues to elevate its diversity in leadership.

Mansfield Client Forums

MoFo’s “Certified Plus” status in 2022 has earned us the opportunity to send newly promoted diverse partners to Diversity Lab’s Client Forums in 2023. The Forums offer partners the chance to network with numerous legal department leaders and potential clients from major companies as well as the added benefit of organized pitch sessions for diverse partners with in-house leaders of major brand names.

Click here to read more about our commitment to the Mansfield Rule.