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Stinson Leonard Street Earns Fifth Consecutive Gold Certification from Women in Law Empowerment Forum

Press Release
07.07.2015

Stinson Leonard Street LLP is proud to announce that the firm has once again been awarded Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF). This is the fifth year in a row the firm has received this important distinction.

WILEF bestows the Gold Standard Certification on law firms that demonstrate that women attorneys have the same opportunities, in promotions and pay, as their male colleagues. Stinson Leonard Street is one of only 44 firms to earn the Gold Standard Certification this year.

Firms with at least 300 lawyers in the U.S. were eligible for certification. Those firms had to meet four of the following six criteria in which women comprise at least:

  • 20% of equity partners or one-third of the nonlateral attorneys elevated to equity partner in last 12 months.
  • 10% of firm chairs and managing partners.
  • 20% of the firm’s primary governance committee.
  • 20% of the firm’s compensation committee.
  • 25% of the firm’s practice group leaders or department heads.
  • 10% of the top half of the firm's most highly compensated partners.

“One of the principles of our firm is encouraging the career development and rewarding the contributions of all of our attorneys, ” said Allison Murdock, Stinson Leonard Street’s deputy managing partner. “Our attorneys, clients and communities benefit when we value the contributions of women at the highest levels. We are very proud to be recognized once again as a leader in this important effort and for the work we have done to make our firm a diverse and inclusive place to practice law.”

Founded in 2007, WILEF is a national organization dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities for women attorneys from the nation's largest corporations and law firms. To learn more about Women in Law Empowerment Forum, go to www.wilef.com.

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Gretchen DeSutter
Communications Manager
612.335.1657

gretchen.desutter@stinson.com

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