Burns White Receives Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification Status

May 23, 2023 | News

Burns White is pleased to announce that we have achieved Midsize Mansfield Rule certification status. Burns White joins more than 140 firms having completed a rigorous 18-month collaboration with Diversity Lab — from September 2021 to March 2023 – to track, measure, and achieve diversity in leadership.

“Our certification is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and commitment many individuals within our firm made to work tirelessly to implement the Mansfield Rule principles and create an inclusive workplace,” said Mary-Jo Rebelo, Chief Executive Officer. “Burns White has a deep commitment to ensuring inclusive, equitable work environments and to growing greater diversity in the legal pipeline. Achieving the Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification helps to advance our firm’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and in the legal industry. We are proud to be part of a community of firms with common goals and believe we can help drive positive change that benefits all within the greater legal community.”

The Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification measures whether midsize firms have considered at least 30% women lawyers, underrepresented racial and ethnic lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitches, lateral lawyer hiring, and more. While working to achieve these benchmarks, Burns White also embedded transparency in our advancement processes through written leadership role descriptions and clearly defined pathways to leadership. Burns White has successfully reached at least 30 percent underrepresented lawyer representation in the majority of the categories. Learn more about the Midsize Mansfield Rule certification.

About Burns White
Burns White LLC is a leading litigation defense firm that provides employment, regulatory, and corporate services to clients operating across a broad spectrum of industries. Harnessing the collective skill of more than 150 attorneys, the law firm operates twelve locations in Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

About Diversity Lab
Diversity Lab is an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law. Experimental ideas are created through our Hackathons and piloted in collaboration with more than 350 top law firms and legal departments across the country. Diversity Lab leverages data, behavioral science, design thinking, and technology to further develop and test new ideas and research, measure the results, and share the lessons learned. For more details, visit