Hogan Lovells signs on to Mansfield Rule 2.0 to close diversity gap

Hogan Lovells has signed on to the Mansfield Rule 2.0, which commits the firm to measuring, tracking, and improving the composition of women, minority, and LGBT+ candidates for lateral hiring, senior leadership positions, and business development activities.

The 65 law firms that have adopted the rule are agreeing to consider diverse candidates for leadership positions within their firms and to create transparency and accessibility around these positions.

"Diverse teams deliver better results for clients," said Hogan Lovells CEO Steve Immelt. "We know this, and our clients know this. The perspective, thinking, and different viewpoints produced by diverse teams enable us to tackle a problem in a much more holistic manner."

The Mansfield Rule was adapted from the National Football League's Rooney Rule, which requires NFL teams to interview at least one minority candidate for a head coach or general manager position. The Mansfield Rule was developed after 2016's Women in Law Hackathon, organized by the Diversity Lab and its CEO, Caren Ulrich Stacy. Mansfield Rule 2.0, the next iteration of the Rule, launched in July 2018.

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