Sherman & Howard Honored As Law Firm that Empowers Women
August 6, 2012 - Sherman & Howard has been awarded the 2012 Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF). The Firm also received Gold Standard Certification in 2011, the first year it was offered by WILEF when fewer than 1% of firms nationally were recognized as part of the inaugural class.
According to WILEF, law firms with 100 or more practicing lawyers in the United States are eligible for the 2012 WILEF Gold Standard Certification if they successfully demonstrate that women represent a meaningful percentage of their equity partners, of their highest leadership positions, of their governance and compensation committees and of their most highly compensated partners. For 2012 WILEF Certification, a meaningful percentage means that the number of women equity partners satisfies three or more of the following criteria:
Sherman & Howard met four out of the six of these criteria. "We recognize that offering women an opportunity to serve in top leadership positions and other influential roles at the Firm is critical to our continued efforts to serve our clients with excellence," says Kelly Robinson, the attorney who leads Sherman & Howard's Women's Initiative. "We are proud to offer our female attorneys training, mentoring and leadership opportunities at each level of their career."
For more information on the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, please visit their website: http://www.wilef.com/.
About Sherman & Howard
Sherman & Howard L.L.C., established in 1892, is the oldest law firm in Denver. The Firm assists its clients in most aspects of law affecting businesses and public institutions. Sherman & Howard's approximately 190 attorneys currently practice law from offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aspen, Steamboat Springs and Vail, Colorado; Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada; Casper, Wyoming, and St. Louis, Missouri. For more information on Sherman & Howard, please visit our website at http://www.shermanhoward.com/
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