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“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.