Once Again, Fulbright Achieves WILEF Gold Standard
The Women in Law Empowerment Forum listed Fulbright as one of its 2012 Gold Standard Certificate firms.
This is the second year WILEF has recognized Fulbright for incorporating women equity partners into leadership roles.
To be WILEF certified, approximately 300 firms—which were required to have 100 practicing lawyers or more—had to satisfy three or more of the following standards:
- women account for at least twenty percent of equity partners,
- women represent at least ten percent of firm chairs and office managing partners,
- women make up at least twenty percent of the firm's primary governance committee,
- women represent twenty percent or more of the firm's compensation committee,
- women make up at least twenty-five percent of practice group leaders or department heads or
- women represent at least ten percent of the top half of the most highly compensated partners.
This year, 50 firms will be honored at the Gold Standard Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at The Yale Club in New York.
Learn more about Fulbright's Focus on Women at www.fulbright.com/focusonwomen.