PALO ALTO, September 13, 2021 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, has again been recognized by Diversity Lab as Mansfield “Certified Plus” for the third year in a row. Among other things, the “Certified Plus” status signifies that the firm not only considered at least 30% women, people of color, LGBTQ and disabled lawyers for leadership positions and in lateral recruiting over the last year, but also achieved representation of at least 30% women and diverse lawyers in several key areas – including significant leadership roles, inclusion in formal pitches, lateral recruitment, and equity partner promotions and representation.
This year, in addition to requiring formal pitch teams to comprise at least 30% diverse lawyers, successful pitches must have resulted in at least 30% diverse lawyers doing the actual work.
“We remain steadfastly committed to diversity and inclusion at Baker Botts, and we are pleased once again to be recognized for our efforts,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner John Martin. “Diversity weaves valuable perspectives, experiences and talents throughout the firm, enabling us to be even more creative, effective and successful for our clients. Now more than ever, we must consistently demonstrate our collective responsibility to uphold our cultural commitments, support our colleagues of color, and ensure that our diversity and inclusion efforts are meaningful.”
The “Mansfield Rule” measures whether law firms consider women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ and disabled 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.
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