Stoel Rives LLP, a U.S. law firm, is pleased to announce that it received a Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, a leading organization for women in law dedicated exclusively to women from the Amlaw 100, Second Hundred and Fortune 1000 Corporate Law Departments. The certification process focused on whether women were significantly represented in top leadership positions and among the top-earning attorneys. Of more than 300 law firms solicited, Stoel Rives was one of only 50 nationwide to meet the certification requirements.
“We appreciate this recognition of our firm’s ongoing commitment to promoting professional advancement for our women lawyers,” said Michelle Rudd, chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “We also applaud WILEF for putting the spotlight on this important issue, and look forward to working with them as we push for greater participation by women lawyers in law firm leadership and ownership positions.”
Specifically, certification required meeting at least three of the following criteria:
* Women account for at least 20 percent of equity partners.
* Women represent at least 10 percent of firm chairs and office managing partners.
* Women make up at least 20 percent of the firm’s primary governance committee.
* Woman represent 20 percent or more of the firm’s compensation committee.
* Women make up at least 25 percent of practice group leaders or department heads.
* Women represent at least 10 percent of the top half of the most highly compensated partners.
For more information about women at Stoel Rives and related policies and resources, visit www.stoel.com/women.