Holland & Hart Achieves WILEF Gold Standard Certification for the Twelfth Year

Holland & Hart is proud to announce that for twelve consecutive years, the firm has been awarded U.S. Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF). This year, 32 US law firms and five UK firms achieved 2022 Gold Standard Certification. Holland & Hart is one of only six firms to receive this recognition every year since WILEF began the award in 2011.

WILEF grants Gold Standard status to law firms in the US with more than 300 practicing attorneys and 100 or more attorneys in the UK that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions, and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners. This year, Holland & Hart is one of 19 firms to have met all six criteria.

For 2022, US Gold Standard Certification was awarded to firms that met both of the following mandatory criteria:

  • 25% of equity partners or, alternatively, 40% of the attorneys becoming equity partners during the past twelve months are women
  • 10% of women equity partners are women of color, or 4% of women equity partners are LGBTQ

and at least two of the following four criteria:

  • 20% of firm and US branch office heads are women
  • 25% of the firm’s primary governance committee are women
  • 25% of the firm’s compensation committee or its equivalent are women
  • 20% of the top half of the firm’s equity partners in terms of compensation are women

For more information, please see WILEF’s press release.

About Holland & Hart
Founded in 1947, Holland & Hart is a full-service Am Law 200 firm with offices in eight states and Washington, D.C. We provide innovative legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients in a diverse range of industries, including technology, energy and intellectual property. For us, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than core values—they are critical to our business success. As an organization and as individuals, we strive to ensure that DEI permeates all that we do while also maintaining a workplace that nourishes and respects the dignity and diversity of each individual. For more information, visit www.hollandhart.com.


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