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Ice Miller Continues Participation in Mansfield Rule Certification Ice Miller Continues Participation in Mansfield Rule Certification

Ice Miller Continues Participation in Mansfield Rule Certification

Ice Miller LLP is pleased to announce its participation in the industrywide Mansfield 5.0 Certification process alongside 160 other large law firms across the country. In doing so, Ice Miller commits to considering at least 30 percent women, lawyers from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, lawyers with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ lawyers for top leadership roles, senior-level lateral hiring, promotions into the equity partnership and participation in client pitch meetings.

“As we continue our journey to becoming a more inclusive and diverse Firm, this initiative is one more tool to help us grow and manage our talent pipeline to ensure our Firm reflects the diversity of our clients and communities,” said Steve Humke, Ice Miller's chief managing partner.

The goal of the Mansfield rule is to boost the representation of lawyers from historically underrepresented groups in law firm leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for these opportunities.

“Diversity and inclusion is a top priority for our Firm,” said Humke. “Continued participation in the Mansfield Certification process is one way we can continue to demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion and stay focused on diversifying our leadership ranks at Ice Miller."

The Mansfield Rule measures whether law firms have considered lawyers from historically underrepresented groups for significant governance roles, lateral openings and promotions. Now in its fifth year, this iteration of the Mansfield Rule includes new challenges to continuously push the boundaries necessary to boost diversity in law firm leadership. New for Mansfield 5.0, firms are required to track their candidate pools in a disaggregated manner, prompting them to measure the impact of the Mansfield Rule by each underrepresented group. Firms must also include an option for Middle Eastern/North African identity, a demographic often overlooked by current self-identification options; consider at least 30 percent underrepresented lawyers for nominations to Chambers USA to increase the external visibility of underrepresented lawyers with clients and in the marketplace more broadly; and consider 30% underrepresented individuals when hiring and promoting C-level or other senior-level professional staff roles.

For more information about Ice Miller’s focus on Diversity & Inclusion, please visit www.icemiller.com/diversity-inclusion.
 
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About Ice Miller LLP
Ice Miller LLP is a full-service law firm dedicated to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world. With over 340 legal professionals in seven offices, we advise clients on all aspects of complex legal issues across more than 20 practice areas. Our clients include emerging growth companies, FORTUNE 500 corporations, municipal entities and nonprofits. Learn more about Ice Miller and our client commitments.

This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.
 
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