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Mayer Brown receives perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for seventh consecutive year

14 December 2016
For the seventh consecutive year, Mayer Brown has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

The 2017 CEI rated 887 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. By satisfying all of the criteria, Mayer Brown earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

“This recognition exemplifies Mayer Brown’s commitment to values of inclusion and equality,” said Mayer Brown’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Jeremiah DeBerry. “The firm continues to implement policies and initiatives that ensure all of our lawyers and employees are provided an equal opportunity to succeed and perform at the highest level and reach their full potential.”

Mayer Brown’s Committee on Diversity & Inclusion is involved in several LGBT rights initiatives. The firm serves as a national sponsor of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, a leading legal services organization seeking to establish and protect LGBT civil rights. Additionally, each year the firm sponsors and supports a number of LGBT community organizations.

HRC is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
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