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In 2020, Tucker Ellis joined Mansfield Rule 4.0 to expand our firm’s commitment to equity and inclusion. In 2021, we joined Mansfield Rule 5.0, continuing our commitment by tackling new challenges to push the boundaries necessary to boost diversity in law firm leadership.

The Mansfield Rule, administered by Diversity Lab, addresses the dearth of diverse attorneys in positions of law firm leadership by setting benchmarks to measure whether firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent female lawyers, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions.

Tucker Ellis is committed to achieving the highest certification level – Mansfield Certified Plus. For this certification level, we must not only consider 30% of historically underrepresented lawyers, we must achieve 30% representation in recruitment, promotions, pitches, proposals, and matter staffing.

While diversifying pitch teams is an important goal, simply having a seat in the meeting is not enough. To ensure that we meet the requirements of Mansfield Certified Plus, we have put into place specific processes for logging in and addressing each RFP and pitch and tracking the diversity statistics for attorneys, paralegals, and any other staffing proposed for the engagement. For each successful pitch and proposal, our marketing and accounting teams work diligently to pull and review timekeeper reports to confirm that the attorneys proposed in the pitch are also staffed and actively working on new matters.

Read our Mansfield Rule 4.0 press release here. Read our Mansfield Rule 5.0 press release here.

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