Davis+Gilbert is proud to announce that we have achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status as part of our ongoing commitment to creating and cultivating a culture of equity and inclusion in all that we do. “We are excited and proud to have achieved Mansfield Certification Plus. Inclusion is an integral part of who we are as a firm and what we care about and aspire to as a community. This important achievement is just one step to furthering inclusion within our D+G community.” – Curt Myers, Chairman
The Mansfield Certification, facilitated by Diversity Lab, recognizes the structural changes and actions we have taken over 18-months to diversify leadership in our firm by broadening the slate of talent considered for internal leadership roles and increasing transparency with written and accessible advancement processes and role descriptions.
Our Certification “Plus” status indicates that, in addition to successfully meeting the consideration and transparency requirements, our firm has achieved 30% representation of historically underrepresented lawyers in current leadership roles and pathway activities.
Since the inception of the certification process, we have seen and experienced positive progress involving people belonging to historically underrepresented groups:
- 62% of all new hires;
- 75% of those promoted to partner; and
- 100% of our incoming Summer Associate Class.
“Our Mansfield Certification Plus is an important accomplishment of which I am incredibly proud, but the firm’s ongoing commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within its leadership is equally, if not more important. I celebrate this certification as I look forward to continuing to build initiatives which support this critical work, now and in the future.” – Angela Romina Totino, Chief Talent + Diversity Officer
Davis+Gilbert is pleased to have reached this significant milestone and we will continue the hard work towards a culture of equity and inclusion. We have committed to continuing the Midsize Mansfield Certification process in addition to building teams that reflect the diversity of our clients and communities while providing innovative counsel and exceptional service.
About Diversity Lab
Diversity Lab is an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law. Experimental ideas are created through our Hackathons and piloted in collaboration with more than 350 top law firms and legal departments across the country. Diversity Lab leverages data, behavioral science, design thinking, and technology to further develop and test new ideas and research, measure the results, and share the lessons learned. For more details, visit www.diversitylab.com.
About Davis+Gilbert’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment
The firm recognizes the need to recruit and retain the best and brightest people and bring the widest range of ideas, experiences and approaches to bear on the issues facing its clients. The firm has an active Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, which ensures that our diversity and inclusion commitment remains a firm-wide priority. Its mandate is to review the firm’s existing diversity practices and recommend specific, realistic strategies and policies for enhancing and strengthening the firm’s diversity efforts.