Hogan Lovells achieves WILEF Gold Standard ranking for 11th year in succession

Hogan Lovells achieves WILEF Gold Standard ranking for 11th year in succession

Awards & rankings | 12 July 2023

Washington D.C., London, 10 July, 2023 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells has been awarded the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s (WILEF) U.S. Gold Standard Certification, marking the eleventh year the firm has been recognized for our dedication to advancing the career of women lawyers. The firm also achieved Gold Standard in the UK for the fifth consecutive year.

WILEF is a leading organization for women in law, dedicated to women from the largest law firms and corporate law departments. The Gold Standard status is awarded to major firms that meet a series of objectives concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions, and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners. 

For the 2022 U.S. Gold Standard Certification, Hogan Lovells was one of 28 firms that met all six judging criteria: 

25% of equity partners or, alternatively, 40% of the attorneys becoming equity partners during the past twelve months are women; 

10% of women equity partners are women of color, or 4% of women equity partners are LGBTQ+; 

20% of the firm and U.S. branch office heads are women; 

25% of the firm’s primary governance committee are women; 

25% of the firm’s compensation committee or its equivalent are women; 

and 20% of the top half of the firm’s equity partners in terms of compensation are women. 

Launched in 2011, the WILEF Gold Standard Certification initiative supports WILEF’s broader goal - educating women in law on how to become leaders in the workplace and in the community by building, exercising and implementing a strong sense of empowerment. More about the organization and the Gold Standard certification can be found here