We are proud to partner with Diversity Lab and 29 other leading law firms to participate in the Mansfield Rule pilot program. The program will measure efforts to affirmatively consider women and attorneys of color for leadership roles, equity partner promotions and lateral positions. The Mansfield Rule, which is inspired by the NFL’s Rooney Rule, has a direct connection to the Rooney Rule through its named partner Art Rooney II, Buchanan Of Counsel and President of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"My father would be proud to know that we are working together as a community to transition the Rooney Rule into the legal profession. He was a true believer in diversity and collaboration, so this is the perfect way to honor his legacy. I am thrilled to support and take part in such a large and meaningful effort – with so many prestigious law firms – to diversify the legal profession at the highest levels."
-Art Rooney II
Buchanan and the other participating firms join more than 45 corporate legal departments that have already signed on to the program.