Press Release

WILEF Awards Cooley 12th US Gold Standard Certification

July 11, 2023

Palo Alto – July 12, 2023 – Cooley was certified by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) as a US Gold Standard law firm for the 12th consecutive year. Cooley is one of just 16 firms that met all six criteria required to receive the Gold Standard designation.

For certification, WILEF required firms to demonstrate that 25% of equity partners or 40% of the lawyers becoming equity partners during the past 12 months are women, and that 10% of women equity partners are women of color or 4% of women equity partners are LGBTQ+, in addition to meeting at least two of four other criteria.

Cooley is dedicated to maintaining a workplace that values and celebrates differences. This commitment includes active and creative partnerships with clients and in local and national law organizations that support people from underrepresented backgrounds, diversity pipeline projects, law school diversity programs and community outreach. The firm is widely recognized for its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts by leading industry organizations and publications, including earning a six-time perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, being named on Seramount’s (formerly Working Mother) Best Law Firms for Women list – now known as the Best Law Firms for Women & Diversity list – 12 times, and consistently reaching Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule Certification Plus status.

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