Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, has been recognized for the third consecutive year for its commitment to diversity by Equality Illinois in its annual Raising the Bar report. The 2014 report lists 41 Illinois firms that are “leading the way in providing a welcoming and fair work environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and engaging with the LGBT community,” Equality Illinois said.

Firms were selected based on information they provided in the 2014 Equality Illinois Law Firm Survey. Equality Illinois analyzed the responses to  determine the firms’ commitment to equality in employment benefits, workplace diversity initiatives and community relations.

Equality Illinois is the state’s oldest and largest organization working to secure, protect and defend equal rights for LGBT people in Illinois.