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Ice Miller Joins 2021 Mansfield Certification Cohort Ice Miller Joins 2021 Mansfield Certification Cohort

Ice Miller Joins 2021 Mansfield Certification Cohort

Ice Miller LLP is pleased to announce its participation in the industrywide Mansfield 4.0 (Mansfield 2021) certification program alongside other top law firms across the country. In doing so, Ice Miller commits to considering at least 30 percent women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ attorneys and/or attorneys with disabilities for its leadership and governance roles, senior lateral positions, equity partner promotions and formal client pitch opportunities.

“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. “Joining the Mansfield program 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. Named for Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to practice law in the United States, the rule is one of the winning ideas of the 2016 Women in the Law Hackathon hosted by the Diversity Lab in collaboration with Bloomberg Law and Stanford Law School.

For more information about Ice Miller’s focus on Diversity & Inclusion, please visit

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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