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Vinson & Elkins Earns Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification for Focus on Diversity

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Vinson & Elkins announced today it has successfully achieved Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification after completing another rigorous, year-long initiative sponsored by Diversity Lab.

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The Mansfield Rule is a data-driven and behavioral science-based certification process, measuring whether participating law firms and in-house legal departments have affirmatively considered at least 30% women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership roles, equity partner promotions, client opportunities, and senior lateral positions. Mansfield Rule focuses on transparency and accountability with a commitment to propel change leading to meaningful results toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“We know that a diverse workplace is key to securing the long-term success of the firm, and Mansfield Certification is a reflection of our strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Hilary Preston, Vinson & Elkins Vice Chair and member of the firm’s Diversity Executive Committee. “Our focus on culture is deeply embedded in how we work with each other, our clients, and in our communities. Mansfield is an important tool to help us measure our progress and focus our leadership team on areas for ongoing improvement.  More broadly, it plays a key role in driving meaningful change throughout the legal industry.”

Mansfield Rule is an iterative process that pushes boundaries and evolves each year. Vinson & Elkins is actively taking part in the sixth round of the Mansfield process, Mansfield Rule Certification 6.0, that launched in July 2022.

Diversity Lab is an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law. Diversity Lab leverages data, behavioral science, design thinking, and technology to further develop and test new ideas, measure the results, and share lessons learned. More than 160 leading law firms participated in the Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification process.

About Vinson & Elkins
For more than a century, Vinson & Elkins has provided outstanding client service across important industries that drive the global economy. Built on a strong culture of collaboration across 11 offices worldwide, V&E lawyers are committed to excellence, offering clients decades of legal experience in handling transactions, investments, projects and disputes across the globe. Learn more by visiting or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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