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Richard Rothberg, Dell’s general counsel, noted that WilmerHale dedicated itself to advancing diversity in the industry and the firm is one of the few AmLaw 200 firms that has had both a woman and a person of color as co-managing partners. He further noted that “WilmerHale’s latest class of partners included 43 percent attorneys of color and 29 percent women. And the firm has instituted their version of the ‘Mansfield Rule,’ ensuring that their candidate pools include at least 30 percent diverse candidates.” This award also recognizes WilmerHale’s commitment to strengthening the pipeline of diversity for the legal profession such as sponsoring scholarships for prep courses to help diverse rising-first-year law students prepare for law school, and supporting a high school legal outreach program in New York City focused on young women of color.