Haynes and Boone Repeats WILEF Honors, Receiving Gold Standard for Fourth Straight Year


For the fourth straight year, Haynes and Boone, LLP has received the Women in Law Employment Forum (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification. The firm is one of only 45 firms in the nation to receive the designation.

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.

“The firm’s continued recognition by WILEF makes us proud,” said Madelyn Calabrese, co-chair of the firm’s Attorney Diversity Committee. “The firm’s female lawyers and leaders have been key to the success and growth of Haynes and Boone throughout its history. With the programs we are developing to promote and empower female lawyers, women will undoubtedly continue as a major force in Haynes and Boone’s future.”

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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