Announced today by Diversity Lab, Pillsbury is participating alongside 160 leading law firms in the Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification process to boost the representation of underrepresented lawyers in firm leadership.

Now entering its fifth year, the Mansfield Rule has become the standard by which law firms track and measure the consideration of 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.

“Diversity and inclusion are at the pillar of the firm’s leadership,” said Stacie Yee, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Pillsbury. “We are excited to work alongside Diversity Lab to further increase the inclusion of underrepresented lawyers in these leadership roles and to ultimately set a new standard across the industry.”

Pillsbury brings innovation to more than just its legal work. That same pioneering vision directs the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. It was among the first major law firms to promote women to partnership and the first large, national firm in the U.S. to elect a woman as Firm Chair. Today, Pillsbury’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is evident in the composition of its firm leadership; attorneys of color, women attorneys and LGBTQ+ attorneys lead our practices and offices and serve on influential firm committees. See more on Pillsbury’s D&I efforts here.