The Women in Law Empowerment Forum LLC (WILEF) confirmed that Sidley is a WILEF 2020 U.S. and UK Gold Standard firm. WILEF Gold Standard Certification is a prestigious acknowledgement of large law firms with demonstrated success in advancing women lawyers to leadership roles and postings of influence.
The firm has met the U.S. Gold Standard nine times, and the UK Gold Standard last year (the first year of the UK Gold Standard) and this year. Sidley is one of only five firms to meet both the U.S. and UK Gold Standard in 2020. To obtain certification status, firms must meet stringent objective criteria concerning the number of women named equity partners, among the firm’s governance committee and the percentage of women partners who are women of color. Among the criteria for U.S. and UK certification, women lawyers must comprise at least 20% of the firm’s equity partners.
For more information on the 2020 certification process, please visit The WILEF Tribune.