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Hirschler is pleased to announce it has earned the distinction of Midsized Mansfield™ Rule Certification from Diversity Lab. Following a 16-month collaboration with Diversity Lab, Midsized Mansfield™ Rule Certification requires firms to achieve standards designed to ensure all talent has a fair and equal opportunity to advance into leadership. Upon this initial certification, Hirschler has also renewed its commitment for upholding these standards for the 2023-2024 certification period.

“Receiving Midsized Mansfield Rule Certification is a significant achievement for our firm, as it is the industry standard for measuring a firm’s commitment to ensuring an equitable path to leadership by taking actions that have a real impact,” said Courtney Paulk, president at Hirschler. “It is a milestone for which we are proud and a springboard to further our initiatives in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. This certification makes us stronger as a firm and better positioned to meet the needs of our clients in the coming years.”

For more information on Hirschler’s commitment to diversity, as well as efforts led by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN), please visit

Launched in 2020 for firms with 25 to 150 lawyers, the Midsized Mansfield™ Rule Certification is modeled after the large firm version that started in 2017, and it has been fine-tuned and tailored to boost diversity in leadership for firms with midsize-rosters, -leadership structures and -footprints. To achieve Midsized Mansfield™ Rule Certification, firms must consider 30% qualified historically underrepresented attorneys for various leadership roles and activities, including equity partner promotions, appointment to managing partner, appointment to high-level firm governance positions, participation in formal client pitches, all attorney and senior professional staffing hiring, and transparency in job responsibilities for governance roles and appointments.

More information on Midsized Mansfield™ Rule Certification is available at

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