As a partner and the chair of Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Kassem Lucas ’90 is part of the law firm’s efforts to seek Mansfield Rule certification. The latest version of the rule aims to boost diversity in law firm leadership by increasing the diversity of candidate pools. As highlighted in Legal Newsline, Troutman Pepper hopes to be 3.0 and 3.0 Plus certified later this year.
“We fully embrace the principles of the Mansfield Rule and have even expanded the requirements to other aspects of our firm, such as all recruiting and all committees,” said Kassem. “We are encouraged by the record number of firms that signed on to pursue Mansfield Rule 4.0 certification and remain dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion both within our firm and the greater industry.”