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SAUL EWING ARNSTEIN & LEHR ACHIEVES MANSFIELD PLUS CERTIFICATION AS PART OF ITS ONGOING COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Published: 09/13/2021

(Philadelphia - September 13, 2021) — Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr (SEA&L) is proud to announce that it has achieved Mansfield Plus Certification for 2021 following the Firm's successful implementation of Mansfield Rule 4.0.

This certification is awarded by the Diversity Lab, an incubator for innovation focused on boosting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Mansfield Plus Certification means that SEA&L considered at least 30 percent historically underrepresented lawyers for significant leadership roles, lateral openings, inclusion on pitch teams, and promotions over the past year. Historically underrepresented lawyers include women, lawyers from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers and/or lawyers with disabilities.

"Participating in the Mansfield initiatives helps ensure Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr remains mindful about our commitment to build diverse and inclusive teams to better serve our clients,” said the Firm's Managing Partner Barry F. Levin. “While I believe this is simply the right thing to do, our ongoing focus and dedication assures clients, our attorneys and the team members who support them that we strive to provide everyone at the Firm equitable opportunities for professional growth.”

A total of 118 law Firms in the United States are Mansfield 4.0 Certified and, of those, 92 received the Plus status.

SEA&L will build on this effort by participating in Mansfield Rule 5.0over the next year. The original Mansfield Rule was the winning idea in the Diversity Lab’s 2016 Women in Law Hackathon, a pitch competition in the style of "Shark Tank" where private practice and in-house lawyers developed ideas for innovations in diversity and inclusion.