Women in Law Empowerment Forum Awards Stoel Rives with Gold Standard Certification
Stoel Rives LLP, a U.S. law firm, is pleased to announce that for the third year in a row it has received a Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (“WILEF”), 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 the more than 300 law firms solicited this year, Stoel Rives was one of only 42 nationwide to meet the certification requirements.
“We are honored to be recognized for the firm’s commitment to the advancement of women lawyers,” said Michelle Rudd, chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “We also commend WILEF for their work in bringing this issue to the forefront, and look forward to working with them as we continue to push for greater participation by women lawyers in law firm leadership and ownership positions.”
WILEF tightened the qualification standards this year to require firms to meet at least four (instead of three) of the following criteria:
· Women account for at least 20% of equity partners.
· Women represent at least 10% of firm chairs and office managing partners.
· Women make up at least 20% of the firm’s primary governance committee.
· Women represent at least 20% of the firm’s compensation committee.
· Women make up at least 25% of practice group leaders or department heads.
· Women represent at least 10% of the top half of the most highly compensated partners.
For more information about women lawyers at Stoel Rives and related policies and resources, visit www.stoel.com/women.
About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 12 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law. The firm has offices in Alaska, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah and Washington, plus a satellite office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.stoel.com.
Posted: June 20, 2013