September 09, 2015
Moiré sponsored the Women in Law Empowerment Forum in New York
Honoring forty-six law firms who have attained Gold Standard Certification – The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) has educated and provided networking opportunities for women in law firms and corporate law departments since 2007. In addition to WILEF's stellar programming, WILEF has launched the WILEF Gold Standard Certification initiative.
WILEF Certification emphasizes the leadership roles achieved by equity women partners, rather than the policies or practices of the firm or the overall number or percentage of women in the partnership. Law firms with 300 or more practicing lawyers in the United States are eligible for the 2015 WILEF Gold Standard Certification if they successfully demonstrate that women represent a meaningful percentage of their equity partners, of their highest leadership positions, of their governance and compensation committees and of their most highly compensated partners. For 2015 WILEF Certification, a meaningful percentage meant that the number of women equity partners satisfied 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.
For more more information regarding WILEF, visit their website at www.wilef.com.