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Jackson Lewis Announces Participation in Mansfield Rule 3.0

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce its participation in The Mansfield Rule 3.0.

Named for Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to the practice of law in the U.S., the Mansfield Rule was a winning idea from the 2016 Women in Law Hackathon hosted by Diversity Lab in collaboration with Bloomberg Law and Stanford Law School.

“Mansfield is an excellent framework to put into place to ensure we are intentionally and consciously considering diversity when making important decisions,” said Firm Co-Chairs William J. Anthony and Kevin G. Lauri. “Building a diverse and inclusive workplace is a continuing priority for Jackson Lewis, and a core value as the firm expands.”

To be Mansfield Certified, law firms need to have affirmatively considered at least 30% women, lawyers of color and LGBTQ+ lawyers for significant leadership roles and activities for the firm, in addition to promotions, senior-level lateral hiring and inclusion on pitch teams. The 3.0 iteration of the Mansfield Rule, which runs from July 2019 through July 2020, will also include lawyers with disabilities as part of the considered candidate pool.

“Over the next year, we look forward to continuing to diversify the pipeline at our leadership level, and increasing internal and external transparency regarding Jackson Lewis’ processes and governance,” said Jana Simon, Jackson Lewis’ Director of Diversity & Inclusion. “Taking this inclusive approach will ensure we are intentionally considering the broadest field of talent possible as we look to the next generation of firm leaders.”

More information about Jackson Lewis’ diversity and inclusion efforts can be found here.

About Jackson Lewis 
Jackson Lewis P.C. 
is a law firm with more than 900 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries. Having built its reputation on providing workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include practices in the areas of government relations, healthcare and sports law. Named the "Innovative Law Firm of the Year" by the International Legal Technology Association, the firm’s commitment to client service draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice.

Additional information about the firm can be found at jacksonlewis.com.

For more information, please contact:
Lara Hamm, Director of Communications and Public Relations
T: (267) 319-7803 / E: Lara.Hamm@jacksonlewis.com

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