October 18, 2022

Munger, Tolles & Olson Receives the Highest Level of Mansfield Certification For Advancing Diversity in Law Firm Leadership Ranks

Once again Munger, Tolles & Olson has attained Mansfield Certification Plus status from Diversity Lab. This is the fifth consecutive year the firm has received the highest level of certification.

MTO was recognized for its demonstrable commitment to moving the needle on diversity in law firm leadership following completion of a rigorous 12-month certification period with built-in measurement, transparency and accountability mechanisms.

“Sustaining diversity in leadership requires law firms to take action,” said partner Rose Ehler. “As a founding member of the Mansfield Rule, we are honored to work alongside numerous firms and legal departments to make a measurable impact and bring this vision to bear.”

“Since our founding 60 years ago, diversity, equity and inclusion have been core values of Munger, Tolles & Olson,” said Co-Managing Partner Hailyn Chen. “By participating in the Mansfield Certification process, we have taken our commitments even further by holding our firm publicly accountable to our clients and the industry. With pride, we report double-digit growth in the diversity of our firm’s management and compensation committees now at 46% and 56%, respectively.”

Mansfield aims to increase and sustain diversity in leadership within law firms by broadening and diversifying the pool of lawyers who are considered in recruiting, firm governance opportunities, promotions and firm leadership positions. Certification Plus status is achieved by firms that not only took deliberate steps to expand the list of those considered for leadership , but also achieved diverse representation in key leadership positions during this past year.

For more information Mansfield Certification, click here.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

From Munger, Tolles & Olson’s earliest days, diversity, equity and inclusion have always been – and continue to be – a cornerstone of the firm. Munger Tolles prides itself as a leader in diversity hiring, retention and promotion and consistently beats national averages in the number of women and diverse lawyers among its associate and partner ranks. 

As with all of the firm’s client and community work, MTO strives to be creative, forward-thinking leaders in this arena.

Munger, Tolles & Olson’s market-leading diversity programs include:

Women’s Initiative
Attorneys of Color Initiative
LGBTQ Initiative
Gender Inclusion
Attorney Parents
Work/Life Integration
2L Diversity Scholarships
MTO Fellows Program
To read more about the MTO’s diversity and inclusion efforts, click here.