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Baker Botts Becomes "Mansfield Certified Plus" in Recognition of Strong Diversity and Inclusion Efforts


PALO ALTO, September 3, 2019 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology and energy law firm, has been recognized by Diversity Lab as “Mansfield Certified Plus.” The “Certified Plus” status signifies that the firm not only considered at least 30% women, people of color and LGBTQ lawyers for leadership positions and in lateral recruiting over the year, but also achieved representation of at least 30% women and diverse lawyers in several key areas – including significant leadership roles and promotions.

“We have long been committed to diversity and inclusion at Baker Botts, and we are delighted to be recognized for our efforts,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner John Martin. “As a firm, we collectively benefit from a diverse and inclusive workforce that comprises individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and values. Diversity weaves valuable perspectives, experiences and talents throughout the firm, enabling us to be even more creative, effective and successful for our clients.”

The “Mansfield Rule” measures whether law firms consider women, attorneys of color and LGBTQ lawyers for significant leadership roles and activities. The program was launched in 2016 at an event sponsored by Diversity Lab in collaboration with Bloomberg Law and Stanford Law School and is designed to advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit


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