WILEF Honors Haynes and Boone as a Top Law Firm for Women


DALLAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP has been awarded the Women in Law Employment Forum (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification for the third straight year.

The certification recognizes law firms for successfully demonstrating 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.

“Being recognized by WILEF three years in a row illustrates the dedication of our diversity team, especially our women attorney initiatives subcommittee, and the success of its efforts across the firm,” said Felicity Fowler, co-chair of Haynes and Boone’s Attorney Diversity Committee. “For many years, our female lawyers have held several important firm leadership positions and been integral to the success of our firm. We appreciate each of them for their dedication to serving our clients, the firm and the communities in which they live."

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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