The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), an educational and networking venue for women in law firms and corporate law departments, has recognized WilmerHale as one of 50 law firms that have earned a “Gold Standard” for the placement of women in leadership positions.
The award recognized firms that have 100 or more lawyers and meet at least three of the following six criteria: women accounting for at least 20% of equity partners; women representing at least 10% of firm chairs and office managing partners; women making up at least 20% of the firm's primary governance committee; women representing 20% or more of the firm's compensation committee; women making up at least 25% of practice group leaders or department heads; and women representing at least 10% of the top half of the most highly-compensated partners.
The Gold Standard award is one of many accolades the firm has recently earned over the last year for its diversity efforts. In May, Multicultural Law Magazine listed WilmerHale among its "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity" for the sixth consecutive year; and ranked the firm second in the area of "Top 100 Law firms for Women." For the fifth consecutive year, WilmerHale was selected by Yale Law Women for inclusion on the prestigious list of the "2012 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms" and specifically recognized for gender equity in partner promotions.
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