Hanson Bridgett Achieves 2023 Mansfield Certification Plus for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
October 11, 2023 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP is proud to have achieved Diversity Lab's Mansfield Certification Plus for the third consecutive year. The firm achieved the certification based on its continued focus on increasing inclusivity and diversity in leadership.
"Hanson Bridgett is a long-time industry-leader in the DEI space and we have helped pave the way and raise awareness of the importance of fostering an inclusive environment for well over a decade," said Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Jennifer Martinez. "We are honored to receive the latest iteration of the Mansfield Certification and will continue to bridge the gap by ensuring opportunities are available at Hanson Bridgett for women lawyers, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and those with disabilities. Given the current national landscape, this work is more important than ever and we intend to stand firm in our commitment to Mansfield principles.”
The Mansfield methodology – which evolves and broadens each year – is a science-backed and data-driven solution aimed at shifting workplace cultures, increasing transparency, communicating career development and advancement opportunities, and sharing knowledge to work and succeed together. The latest 6.0 certification tracks and measures whether firms are expanding their pool of talent to include historically underrepresented groups. Hanson Bridgett achieved the "Certification Plus" status – a special categorization that includes metrics to ensure long-term successful outcomes.
Additional recent acknowledgements and recognition involving Hanon Bridgett's ongoing commitment to DEI include:
- Selected as one of the Best Law Firms for Women and Diversity by Seramount (14th consecutive year)
- Ranked among the Top 5 firms on Law360's Diversity Snapshot
- Recognized as a Best Place to Work within the San Francisco Business Times, the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and the Los Angeles Business Journal
About Hanson Bridgett LLP
Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. We are also committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.
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