We are once again proud to announce that the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) has certified McCarter & English as a Gold Standard law firm, which is WILEF’s highest level of recognition for commitment to the advancement of women in the legal industry. One of only 45 law firms nationwide to meet the criteria, McCarter has been awarded the certification for seven of the past eight years.
WILEF grants Gold Standard status to major firms that successfully demonstrate that women represent a specific percentage of equity partners, participate in firm governance and compensation committees, and are among the firm’s most highly compensated partners.
“McCarter is proud to have met WILEF’s exacting standards and to make meaningful progress in the advancement of women in the legal industry,” said Simone Wilson-Brito, co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative Steering Committee and member of the Diversity Committee. “We were one of the first major law firms to appoint a woman as managing partner, and we remain deeply committed to advancing and supporting women in our diversity and inclusion efforts.”