Women's Leadership Spotlight

Law360 Names WilmerHale a Best Law Firm for Women
WilmerHale has been recognized as a law firm that is surpassing other like-size firms in moving the legal industry toward a more inclusive status quo, according to the 2017 Glass Ceiling Report by Law360. The firm ranked at the top of their peer list for above-average representation—from associate to partner—in total female attorneys, partners and non-partners.
Read More

For 10th Consecutive Year, Working Mother Magazine Names WilmerHale a Best Law Firm for Women 
Working Mother magazine has selected WilmerHale among the Best Law Firms for Women for its dedication to retaining and promoting women lawyers through established best practices. The annual list recognizes 50 US law firms for their policies in the advancement of women and for the implementation of work-life balance initiatives. In order to qualify, firms must also make flexible work schedules and substantial paid parental leave a priority. Ultimately, the list explores what's working at law firms to fill the diversity gap and ensure women are getting the support and resources they need to advance.
Read More

Jamie Gorelick Honored by Tahirih Justice Center for Role in Landmark Asylum Case 
Partner Jamie Gorelick was honored with a Founders Award at the Tahirih Justice Center's 20 Year Anniversary Gala in Washington DC on May 11. Tahirih, a national nonprofit organization that provides legal, medical and social support to immigrant women and girls fleeing from gender-based violence and persecution, was formed following a 1996 case that established a national precedent and expanded the definition of a refugee to include victims of gender-based discrimination.
Read More

WilmerHale Receives Its Fourth Gold Standard Award for Supporting Women Leadership in Law Firms 
The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) has given WilmerHale the Gold Standard Award for its continued dedication to women in leadership roles and commitment to equal compensation. WILEF, a professional networking and education organization, is focused on helping women achieve their career goals inside large law firms and corporate legal departments.
Read More

30 Law Firms Pilot Version of Rooney Rule to Boost Diversity in Leadership Ranks 
Diversity Lab announced that it is partnering with 30 of the country's leading law firms to pilot the Mansfield Rule. Named after Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to the practice of law in the United States, the Mansfield Rule measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered women and attorneys of color—at least 30 percent of the candidate pool—for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and lateral positions.
Read More

Law Week Colorado Names Mindy Sooter a Top Woman Attorney 
Partner Mindy Sooter was featured in Law Week Colorado's 2017 Top Women Attorneys list, an annual special edition that highlights lawyers who have made a significant contribution to the law or legal community.
Read More