Keating Muething & Klekamp Achieves Mansfield Certification Plus Status

The Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) is proud to announce the Firm has achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status for 2022-2023, a status earned as a result of completing the fifth iteration of Mansfield Rule’s 12-month certification program. Firms that not only consider, but also achieve, diverse representation during the year-long certification period are awarded Certification Plus status. KMK Law was part of the Midsize Mansfield Cohort.

“We are proud to have achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status for 2022-2023,” said Alan Fershtman, Managing Partner at KMK Law. “This recognition highlights our ongoing efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment within our firm. We strongly believe that diverse perspectives enrich our work, enhance our problem-solving capabilities, and ultimately benefit our clients.”

Mansfield Certification Plus, awarded by Diversity Lab, measures the structural changes and steps we have taken over the past year to ensure our paths to leadership – including lateral hiring, client pitch teams, promotions, appointments, and more – are open and transparent to all qualified lawyers.

“I take great pride in the achievements of our firm in the DEI space,” added Kate Christoff, Director of Legal Talent & Diversity at KMK Law. “We grasp the significance of not only acknowledging diversity but also actively fostering it. Our commitment to progress remains unwavering, with the goal of making sure our firm mirrors the diverse world within which we operate.”

KMK Law has consistently demonstrated its commitment to diversity and inclusion, making it a priority in its hiring, retention, and advancement practices. By actively participating in the Mansfield Rule program and achieving Certification Plus status, the firm has reaffirmed its dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally-recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes—from Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies. KMK Law has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Enquirer Media since 2012. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2023 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, General Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate and in Ohio: South Central in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions. KMK Law earned four National Rankings in Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Project Finance Law and Venture Capital Law and 39 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2023 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 130 lawyers and a support staff of 120 employees. Additional information is available at

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