Taft Achieves Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification Plus Status

Taft has earned Mansfield Rule Certification 4.0 Plus status, after completing a rigorous year-long collaboration with Diversity Lab in 2021. Taft is proud to belong to a select group of firms to achieve Plus status. Firms earning the enhanced status not only met or exceeded the pipeline consideration requirements for Mansfield certification, but also actually have at least 30% diverse lawyer representation in significant leadership roles and committees.

Mansfield Rule Certification measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30% women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, client opportunities, and senior lateral positions. The certification process focuses on measurement, transparency, and accountability to achieve meaningful progress toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion. Taft also earned Mansfield Certification Plus 3.0 status in 2020. The firm is actively taking part in the fifth cycle of the Mansfield process, Mansfield Rule Certification 5.0.

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