McGonigle, P.C. Achieves Mansfield Rule Certification

May 05, 2022

McGonigle, P.C. has been awarded Mansfield Rule Certification after completing a rigorous 18-month collaboration with Diversity Lab. McGonigle was a proud pilot firm in the inaugural Mansfield Rule for Midsize Law Firms, which required McGonigle to track, consider, measure, and achieve diversity in leadership pipelines by considering at least 30 percent women lawyers, underrepresented racial and ethnic lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for lateral openings, leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and formal client pitch opportunities.

"Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion has been a core value of McGonigle since the firm’s inception, and the fact that our team of 47 lawyers achieved Mansfield certification at the earliest possible opportunity reflects our actionable commitment to making this value a reality," said Sharon O’Shaughnessy, McGonigle’s Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. "While there is still much work to be done, this is an important step in creating systemic change and helping to foster long-term inclusion and equity in our workplaces and our profession. McGonigle is honored to be among the inaugural Midsize Mansfield Rule law firms leading the charge."

McGonigle has renewed its participation in the Mansfield Rule for Midsize Law Firms, which runs from March 2022 to September 2023.

MCGONIGLE DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION INITIATIVE

At McGonigle, we don’t just talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion – we live it. Our ideology is simple: actions > words. DEI has been firmly steeped into McGonigle’s mission and values since the firm’s inception, and our team of forward-thinkers is committed to combating disparities caused by social barriers, biased thinking, and racial and gender inequity. Together, we take actionable steps to elevate DEI as a priority, both internally and in the legal community at large.