Bose McKinney & Evans LLP has joined the Midsize Mansfield Rule to expand the firm’s commitment to equity and inclusion. The Mansfield Rule, an 18-month certification process administered by Diversity Lab, addresses the dearth of female and diverse attorneys in positions of law firm leadership by setting benchmarks to measure whether firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent female lawyers, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions.
“Bose McKinney & Evans is honored to join the Mansfield Rule because we know that with the guidance of experts like the Diversity Lab, we can make our firm a model for others,” said Jeff Gaither, Bose McKinney & Evans managing partner. “It has always been important to us to advance equity and inclusion at our firm and in our community. By setting benchmarks and requiring us to track our progress, the Mansfield Rule allows us to actively demonstrate our commitment to increasing equity and inclusion within our firm.”
Diversity Lab works with participating firms to measure their outcomes annually and, based on those outcomes, redefines the Mansfield Rule program to ensure that the goal of diversifying firm leadership progresses as inclusively and impactfully as possible.
About Diversity Lab
Diversity Lab is an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law. Experimental ideas are created through its Hackathons and piloted in collaboration with more than 150 top law firms and legal departments across the country. Diversity Lab leverages data, behavioral science, design thinking, and technology to further develop and test the ideas, measure the results, and share the lessons learned. To learn more, click here.
About Bose McKinney & Evans
Bose McKinney & Evans provides a full-range of legal services to privately owned businesses, publicly traded companies, high-tech organizations and governmental entities. The firm’s offices are located in Indianapolis, in Fort Wayne, Ind. and in Washington D.C.