For the ninth consecutive year, Mayer Brown has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. The survey is administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

The 2019 CEI rated 1,028 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. By satisfying all of the criteria, Mayer Brown is one of 571 major US businesses that earned a score of 100 percent and the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

“At Mayer Brown, we believe diversity and inclusion are the key ingredients in the recipe for success,” said Jeremiah DeBerry, partner and director of Diversity & Inclusion at Mayer Brown. “This recognition further exemplifies the firm’s commitment to creating and maintaining a work environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and reach his or her full potential.”

Mayer Brown is involved in and supports many LGBTQ rights initiatives. As an example, 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 LGBTQ civil rights. Additionally, each year the firm sponsors and supports a number of LGBTQ community organizations. The firm also has affinity groups in a number offices that support its LGBTQ employees.

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