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Striving to Make A Difference
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We are proud to be one of the law firms pioneering the Mansfield 2.0 rule to close the gap in leadership roles for women and minorities in law firm hiring. In 2017, we were among several dozen of the nation's leading firms to adopt the original Mansfield Rule, named for the first woman admitted to practice law in the United States, Arabella Mansfield.

The rule measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered women and attorneys of color—at least 30 percent of the candidate pool—for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and lateral positions. The new version broadens our obligations and expands the initiative to include LGBTQ+ attorneys. As our CEO, Michael McGee, said, "we remain committed to continuing the hard work of creating opportunities for the best attorneys in a diverse and welcoming workplace."

We are also honored to have helped obtain resentencing hearings for inmates affected by the 2012 and 2015 Supreme Court rulings that mandatory sentences of life without parole are unconstitutional for juveniles. Our criminal defense attorney David O'Brien handled two pro bono cases, donating hundreds of hours of service, to help prisoners who were convicted as juveniles to get a second chance at life. This is exactly the type of impact that our pro bono practice focuses on.

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