Firm completes Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule certification initiative to earn recognition
September 13, 2021
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has achieved Mansfield Rule™ 4.0 Certified Plus Status. The firm achieved Certified Plus Status in both years of participation in Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule initiative. “The commitment required by Mansfield Rule-certified law firms aligns with Hunton Andrews Kurth’s core values and provides an additional layer of accountability and transparency to our long-held belief that a diverse and inclusive workplace optimizes the delivery of outstanding client service and creates an innovative community of lawyers and professional staff,” said partner Shemin V. Proctor, who co-chairs the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee with partners Todd Brown, Gus Membiela and Emily Burkhardt Vicente.
The goal of the Mansfield Rule is to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in law firm leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for these opportunities, thereby diversifying firm leadership as inclusively and impactfully as possible.
“The firm’s continued participation in the Mansfield Rule initiative parallels our mission to build and leverage a diverse and inclusive professional community that promotes a culture of collaboration, respect, involvement and empowerment,” said partner Gus Membiela.