Haynes and Boone Receives WILEF Gold Standard Rating for Fifth Consecutive Year


For the fifth consecutive year, Haynes and Boone, LLP has received the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification.

The certification recognizes law firms that successfully demonstrate that women represent a meaningful percentage of the firm’s equity partners, highest leadership positions, governance and compensation committees, and of their most highly compensated partners.

“Women have always been essential to the development and success of the firm,” said Madelyn Calabrese, co-chair of the Attorney Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “Our continued recognition by WILEF is an extremely gratifying testament to our diversity efforts, which are of the utmost importance.”

To receive the Gold Stand Certification, firms must meet at least four or more of the following criteria:

  • 20 percent female equity partners
  • 10 percent female chairs and office managing partners
  • 20 percent female members on firm’s primary governance committee
  • 20 percent female members on the firm’s compensation committee
  • 25 percent female heads of practice groups or departments
  • 10 percent female representation in the top half of the most highly compensated partners.

The Gold Standard Certification is the only program of its kind directed toward certifying, publicly recognizing and broadly publicizing eligible law firms that have integrated women into the highest leadership positions in the firm.

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