Holland & Hart Achieves Gold Standard Certification from Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF)

Only 42 firms in the country met WILEF's qualifying criteria for 2013. Holland & Hart is one of only six firms that met all six of the qualifying criteria.

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"Attaining WILEF Gold Standard Certification is a testament to the fact that Holland & Hart takes this initiative very seriously and has met all six of the criteria--quite an achievement!" says WILEF chair Elizabeth Anne "Betiayn" Tursi.

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

Holland & Hart LLP is proud to announce that it has achieved Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum(WILEF) for the third year in a row.

The certification recognizes firms that have integrated women in top leadership positions and compensated them fairly. Only 42 firms in the country met this year’s qualifying criteria. Holland & Hart is one of only six firms that met all six of the qualifying criteria.

"Attaining WILEF Gold Standard Certification is a testament to the fact that Holland & Hart takes this initiative very seriously and has met all six of the criteria--quite an achievement!" says WILEF chair Elizabeth Anne "Betiayn" Tursi.

“We are honored to once again receive the Gold Standard Certification,” said Wendy Pifher, Holland & Hart partner and management committee member. “Holland & Hart is proud to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion, with a longstanding dedication to empowerment that attracts and retains women and diverse attorneys in leadership positions across the firm.”

To qualify for 2013 WILEF Certification, law firms with 200 or more practicing lawyers in the U.S. had to satisfy four or more of the following criteria:

  • Women account for at least 20% of equity partners or alternatively, 25% or more of the attorneys becoming equity partners during the past twelve months.
  • Women represent at least 10% of firm chairs and office managing partners.
  • Women make up at least 20% of the firm's primary governance committee.
  • Woman represent 20% or more of the firm's compensation committee.
  • Women make up at least 25% of practice group leaders or department heads.
  • Women represent at least 10% of the top half of the most highly compensated partners.

About Holland & Hart

Holland & Hart LLP delivers integrated legal solutions to regional, national and international clients of all sizes.

Since its inception in 1947, Holland & Hart’s more than 450 lawyers have consistently been recognized by leading national and international peer and industry review organizations for innovation and dedication to the practice of law.

For more information, visit http://www.hollandhart.com.


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