International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that it has once again received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF). WILEF Certification is the only initiative directed toward certifying, publicly recognizing and broadly publicizing eligible law firms that have integrated women into the highest leadership positions in the firm. Law firms with 300 or more practicing lawyers in the United States are eligible for the 2015 WILEF Gold Standard Certification if they successfully demonstrate that women represent a meaningful percentage of their equity partners, of their highest leadership positions, of their governance and compensation committees and of their most highly compensated partners. Fewer than 50 firms nationally have qualified for this recognition to date in 2015. Dorsey was previously certified as WILEF Gold Standard in 2011 and 2012.
“We are pleased to be recognized once again for integrating our superb women lawyers into leadership roles throughout the Firm,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. “We are committed to the advancement of women within the Firm and throughout the legal profession.”
“We have been working hard on initiatives for the promotion and retention of our many talented women attorneys, but we recognize there is still much more to do,” added Annette Jarvis, a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and the Partner-in-Charge of Dorsey’s Transactions Practice Groups. “This recognition is greatly appreciated. We will continue to focus on enhancing career opportunities for all our attorneys.”