Dorsey Earns Again Gold Standard Certification from Women in Law Empowerment Forum

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that it has
once again received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law
Empowerment Forum (WILEF). WILEF Certification is the only initiative
directed toward certifying, publicly recognizing and broadly publicizing
eligible law firms that have integrated women into the highest
leadership positions in the firm.


Law firms with 300 or more practicing lawyers in the United States are
eligible for the 2016 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. Only 35 firms nationally have qualified for this
recognition to date in 2016. Dorsey was previously certified as WILEF
Gold Standard in 2011, 2012 and 2015.

“We are pleased that the Women in Law Empowerment Forum has once again
chosen Dorsey to be Gold Standard-certified,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing
Partner of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. “We are committed to the advancement of
women within the Firm and throughout the legal profession.”

WILEF’s
Gold Standard Certification
, a program now in its sixth year, became
harder to obtain following the decision to tighten some of the criteria
that firms must meet to demonstrate their commitment to promoting and
fairly compensating women.

“It’s an honor to be awarded with this prestigious certification, again,
and it is testament to our culture of supporting women as leaders,” said
Sandra Edelman, a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and a
Partner in the Trademark, Copyright, Advertising & Brand Management
Group. “Gender equity is among the Firm’s longstanding priorities and we
are proud of what we have accomplished, but recognize the advancement of
women in the law is a long-term process.”

About Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Clients have relied on Dorsey
since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the
United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey
provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients’ legal and
business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world’s most
successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders
in the banking, energy, food and agribusiness, health care, mining and
natural resources, and public-private project development sectors, as
well as major non-profit and government entities.

Contacts

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Jeri Longtin-Kloss, 612-492-5315
longtin.kloss.jeri@dorsey.com