Orrick Receives Mansfield Certification Plus Status

1 minute read | October.18.2022

  • Orrick has achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status for the fourth year in a row.
  • Certification indicates that firms have considered at least 30 percent women, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers and/or lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, senior lateral positions and formal pitches.
  • Certification Plus status indicates that the firm has achieved at least 30 percent diverse lawyer representation in key leadership positions.
  • Orrick first became Mansfield Certified in 2018, at the end of its pilot program, and has achieved Certification Plus status every year since.

“Inherent in our DEI goals – as a firm and a profession – is a relentless focus on improvement that is both continual and measurable. Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule provides a platform to evaluate our progress – adding new and measurable areas of focus each year,” said Orrick Chairman Mitch Zuklie. “Equally important, it offers a community with whom to learn and benchmark and a forum for in-house counsel and outside firms to collaborate on concrete opportunities for rising star diverse lawyers. It has become a fundamental part of our DEI plan and we look forward to continued progress with Mansfield 6.0.”

Through the heightened focus of Mansfield and other efforts, we have achieved 50% diversity on our Board and Management Committee, 50% diversity among our lateral partner hires over the past five years, and a 2022 summer associate class that is 92% diverse.