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McBrayer Achieves Mansfield Certification Plus

October 20, 2023

McBrayer has achieved Mansfield Certification Plus under the Midsize Mansfield Rule.

After joining the rigorous 18-month 2022-2023 cohort, McBrayer PLLC is proud to announce that it has achieved Mansfield Certification Plus.

Mansfield Certification Plus, awarded by Diversity Lab, measures the structural changes and steps the firm has taken over the past year and a half to ensure internal paths to leadership – including lateral hiring, client pitch teams, promotions, appointments, and more – are open to all qualified lawyers. This is part of a larger effort the firm is undertaking through Mansfield to broaden the slate of talent considered for opportunities.

The “Plus” designation indicates that McBrayer has not only taken steps to increase inclusivity in leadership, it has made measured progress in doing so. Only half of the Certified firms achieved this honor this year.

McBrayer has undergone this effort alongside other top-tier firms and other legal departments that are also participating in Mansfield. Like them, McBrayer remains dedicated to opening the door wider to all qualified lawyers. In practical terms, whenever firm leaders make decisions about who to appoint or elect to leadership roles, they consider a broad pipeline of talent, including lawyers who are historically underrepresented in law. This same inclusive decision-making process occurs when building client pitch teams.

This process does not exclude anyone; it ensures that the talent pipeline includes additional qualified talent. The Mansfield framework helps McBrayer take an inclusive, structured, and data-driven approach to leadership advancement—and ensures the approach is consistent across offices and practice groups. This intentionality benefits everyone.

“The Midsize Mansfield Certification process was the centerpiece of our efforts in the last eighteen months to attract, retain and promote the widest possible pool of qualified, exceptional attorneys,” said James H. Frazier, III, Managing Member. “It is important that our firm makeup more accurately reflects our community and our clientele, and we’ve taken a crucial step in that direction.”

McBrayer is pleased to have reached this significant milestone and will continue to build teams that mirror our communities in order to provide exceptional service.

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