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Keller and Heckman Achieves Diversity and Inclusion Certification

—Washington, DC— International regulatory law firm Keller and Heckman LLP is proud to announce the firm has attained the 2022 – 2023 Mansfield Certification for midsize law firms. The certification process, known as Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule, focuses on expanding and celebrating inclusivity and diversity in leadership across participating law firms.

“Diversity and inclusion is a core value of Keller and Heckman and a critical component to the firm’s success,” said Partner Cynthia Lieberman, Chair of Keller and Heckman’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “My colleagues were thrilled to be involved in the certification process and have worked diligently to build a more inclusive workplace ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard.”  

The Mansfield Certification is a science-based and data-driven process designed to ensure that all legal talent at participating firms have a fair and equal opportunity to advance, including historically underrepresented attorneys – women, LGBTQ+ lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and/or racial/ethnic minority lawyers, who are considered for entry-level and lateral attorney job openings, leadership opportunities, equity partner promotions, and opportunities to connect with clients. The Certification also affirms the firm’s commitment to transparency.

“The firms honored for achieving Certification have articulated and broadened the paths to leadership. The expectations, and avenues to success, have never been clearer. And this commitment to transparency benefits everyone. I am proud to work with each of these firms,” said Alyssa Jarvis, Director of Mansfield & Strategic Innovations at Diversity Lab, in its Mansfield Rule Press Release.  

“We are honored to be ranked amongst the other certified midsize law firms who all strive towards the same goal – promoting diversity and inclusion within leadership positions,” said Partner Richard Mann, Chair of Keller and Heckman’s Management Committee. “We look forward to continuing to be a part of this cohort and achieving this certification for years to come.” Keller and Heckman has committed to the next year-long initiative, which runs from July 2023 through July 2024. 

About Keller and Heckman

Keller and Heckman LLP is an internationally renowned law firm with a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, public policy, and litigation. From offices around the world, our attorneys represent global companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including advertising and promotions, food and food additives, tobacco and e-vapor, plastics, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, consumer products, drugs and medical devices, transportation, and telecommunications. Keller and Heckman is a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving with an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the attorneys on matters of technical complexity.