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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.

Other News and Awards

DLA Piper named a top law firm for women by <i>Working Mother</i> and Flex-Time Lawyers
25 Jul 2017
Region: Americas
DLA Piper is pleased to announce that it has once again been named one of the 50 best law firms for women by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers.
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DLA Piper honored by Women in Law Empowerment Forum
14 Jun 2017
Region: Americas
DLA Piper is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for the fifth year.
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