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Gibbons Earns the Women in Law Empowerment's Forum Gold Standard Certification


June 15, 2011

Gibbons is one of only 32 law firms nationwide to earn the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification. This is the first list of law firms to meet WILEF’s criteria and is aimed at identifying law firms that include women in top leadership positions. WILEF initially invited over 300 firms with 100 or more attorneys to apply for this certification, with only 32 being selected.

“Gibbons has worked for many years to advance, promote and retain women at our firm. This commitment has been recognized on numerous occasions by such organizations as Catalyst and Working Mother Magazine,” stated Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “We are proud to be included on this new prestigious list of Gold Standard Certified firms.”

“At a time when women are losing ground at some firms, it is wonderful to recognize 32 law firms where women are prominently represented at the highest levels of leadership and compensation,” said Ida Abbott, a legal consultant and chairwoman of WILEF’s certification committee. “These firms prove that a commitment to the advancement of women can produce great results.”