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Baker Botts Once Again Named Mansfield “Certified Plus” for Diversity & Inclusion Efforts


PALO ALTO, October 21, 2022 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology, energy and life sciences law firm, has been recognized by Diversity Lab as Mansfield “Certified Plus” for the fourth 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.

“Diversity and inclusion remains a business imperative of the firm,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner, John Martin. “A diverse and inclusive environment threads valuable perspectives, experiences and talents throughout the firm, thereby allowing us to be more creative, effective and ultimately successful for our clients. We must consistently demonstrate our collective responsibility to uphold our cultural commitments, support our underrepresented colleagues, and ensure that our diversity and inclusion efforts are meaningful.”

The Mansfield Rule has become the standard by which law firms track and measure that they have affirmatively considered at least 30% women, lawyers from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, lawyers with disabilities, and LGBTQ lawyers for top leadership roles, senior-level lateral hiring, promotions into the equity partnership, and participation in client pitch meetings.

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