Squire Patton Boggs has achieved a 100% rating for the ninth consecutive year in the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), published annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. The Squire Patton Boggs score reflects a commitment to LGBT workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits and practices.
Squire Patton Boggs joins the ranks of 517 major US businesses that also achieved a 100% rating. The 2017 CEI evaluates businesses on LGBT-related policies and practices for their employees, such as non-discrimination policies, diversity training covering sexual orientation, employer-provided domestic partner health insurance and other available resources.
"Even in the face of relentless attempts to undermine equality, America's leading companies and law firms remain steadfast and committed to supporting and defending the rights and dignity of LGBTQ people," said HRC President Chad Griffin. "The unprecedented expansion of inclusive workplaces across the country and around the globe not only reflects our progress, it helps drive it. As we enter a new chapter in our fight for equality, support from the business community will be more critical than ever to protect our historic advancements over the last decade and to continue to push equality forward for workers, customers, and families around the world."
Squire Patton Boggs and its lawyers from around the globe have received recognitions from a variety of media outlets, as well as national organizations, for their legal skills, commitment to diversity and contributions to their communities. Recent accolades includes the firm's Public Service Initiative and its client honored by the National Juvenile Sentencing Reform Organization, named one of the "Top Firms for Diversity" by The American Lawyer in its 2016 Diversity Scorecard Report, named as a Top 100 Firm for Minority Attorneys by Law360, and honored among "Most Influential Black Corporate Lawyers" by Savoy magazine, among others.
Visit HRC's website for more information on the 2017 report and to download a free copy of the report.