June 22, 2011
Firm Receives WILEF Gold Standard Certification
Thompson Hine LLP has been named by The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) as one of only 32 law firms in the country to qualify for its new Gold Standard Certification, a designation recognizing firms that demonstrate they value women as leaders in the workplace by promoting them to top leadership positions and acknowledging their contributions through compensation.
WILEF invited more than 300 firms with 100 or more lawyers to apply for the certification. The 32 firms that ultimately qualified each meet at least three of the following criteria:
- Women account for at least 20 percent of equity partners
- Women represent at least 10 percent of firm chairs and office managing partners
- Women make up at least 20 percent of the firm's primary governance committee
- Women represent 20 percent or more of the firm's compensation committee
- Women make up at least 25 percent of practice group leaders or department heads
- Women represent at least 10 percent of the top half of the most highly compensated partners
"I continue to be proud of our firm's efforts to empower women," said Heidi B. Goldstein, chair of Spotlight on Women®, Thompson Hine's women's initiative. "Being one of just 32 firms in the country to achieve this distinction affirms that we remain a pacesetter in the advancement and promotion of professional women."
David J. Hooker, the firm's managing partner, said, "This certification is a testament to the efforts of our women's initiative and our firm's strong commitment to encouraging and supporting the professional growth of our women lawyers. We are proud of the women who have been instrumental in helping Thompson Hine achieve success."
Founded in 2007, WILEF provides networking opportunities and educates and women in law firms on becoming leaders in the workplace and in the community. For more information, visit their website
About Thompson Hine LLP
Established in 1911, Thompson Hine is a business law firm dedicated to providing superior client service. The firm has been recognized for ten consecutive years as a top law firm in the country for client service excellence in The BTI Client Service A-Team: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. With offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C., Thompson Hine serves premier businesses worldwide.
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