Wyrick Robbins is proud to announce that the firm has achieved certification under Diversity Lab’s Midsize Mansfield Rule. The Mansfield Certification is designed to increase and sustain the number of attorneys from historically underrepresented groups working in and leading law firms through a science-driven method that embeds accountability, transparency, and knowledge sharing into talent practices.
During the Mansfield Certification process, Wyrick Robbins was measured on whether it affirmatively considered at least 30% historically underrepresented lawyers for 60% or more of all hiring searches and openings, equity partner promotions, firm governance and managing partner roles, and formal client meetings and presentations as well as whether it established transparent job responsibilities and election processes for governance roles over an 18-month certification period that began in September 2021. The Mansfield Rule treats racial/ethnic minority attorneys, female attorneys, LGBTQ+ attorneys, and attorneys with disabilities as historically underrepresented.
The Mansfield framework has supported Wyrick Robbins’ overall efforts to ensure that it approaches talent planning, leadership, and business development in an inclusive, structured, and intentional manner. Managing Partner Todd Eveson said, “We are honored to have received this certification and recognize that our work does not end here. We remain dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our firm.” He added that “Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not only important for the legal profession as a whole, but essential in providing the highest quality service to our diverse client base.”
Partner and co-chair of the firm’s Mansfield Certification Committee Halle Vakani shared, “We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture at Wyrick Robbins and are constantly looking for ways to better serve our clients and our community. This certification, and the dedicated work that went into it, is a significant step in that direction and we are proud to be recognized for our efforts.”
About Wyrick Robbins
Wyrick Robbins is a full-service law firm based in Raleigh, NC with a collaborative, entrepreneurial culture, and a focus on growth-oriented businesses. We handle financial and corporate transactions, commercial litigation, and other legal needs for a diverse range of companies. Our experience and knowledge of our clients’ businesses and industries also enable our firm to serve as trusted advisers to founders, investors, directors, and management. Learn more about our firm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts here.