Williams & Connolly Receives Mansfield Rule Plus Certification for Mansfield Rule 5.0

October 2022

Williams & Connolly is very excited to announce our successful achievement of Mansfield Rule Plus Certification for Mansfield Rule 5.0. Mansfield Rule Plus Certification indicates the highest level of certification and reflects that the Mansfield Rule efforts are actually working. The designation means that Williams & Connolly has achieved placing at least 30% underrepresented attorneys in a significant number of our key leadership roles, including our partnership and governing committees. 

Our Chief Diversity Partner, Malachi Jones, made a statement on achieving Plus Certification: “In three years, participating in Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule program has taken us farther than we could have ever expected towards diversifying our firm’s leadership. We look forward to even greater progress in the future as the Mansfield Rule process becomes cemented in our firm.”

Joe Petrosinelli, Williams & Connolly’s chairman, also shared his thoughts on the achievement: “Williams & Connolly is proud to receive the Mansfield Rule Plus Certification for Mansfield Rule 5.0.  We are excited about our progress in boosting representation of diverse lawyers in our leadership, and we greatly value the different perspectives that come from people of different backgrounds.  We continue to be committed to diversity and inclusion throughout our firm.”

Williams & Connolly recognizes diversity and inclusion as core values. Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee, chaired by Chief Diversity Partner Malachi Jones, develops and monitors initiatives to achieve our goals, and the entire firm implements them. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion makes us better able to serve our clients and community. 

Click here to read more about Williams & Connolly’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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