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DLA Piper receives Gold Standard Certification from Women In Law Empowerment Forum for third consecutive year
25 Jun 2014
Region: Americas

DLA Piper receives Gold Standard Certification from Women In Law Empowerment Forum for third consecutive year

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that the firm has received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for the third consecutive year.

WILEF’s Gold Standard Certification is the only initiative directed toward certifying, and broadly celebrating and publicizing, eligible law firms that have integrated women into the highest leadership positions in the firm. 

To qualify for certification, law firms with 200 or more practicing lawyers in the United States must show that women are represented in a significant percentage of firm leadership positions. DLA Piper successfully demonstrated that women represent a meaningful percentage of not only its highest leadership positions, but also of its governance and compensation committees, and its most highly compensated partners.

This latest recognition follows the announcement that Heidi Levine, co-managing partner of DLA Piper’s New York office and co-chair of the firm’s New York Mass Torts practice, was honored by the National Organization for Women at its 2014 Women of Power and Influence Awards dinner this month. The annual gala honors women who have excelled in their fields and lead the way for new generations of female business leaders and thinkers. 

"DLA has long been committed to promoting gender diversity in the legal industry and this year’s renewed certification from WILEF proves that we as a firm prioritize strengthening the pipeline of women leaders," said Genhi Givings Bailey, the firm’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

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