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For the 11th consecutive year, Mayer Brown has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to LGBTQ employees. The survey is administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

The 2021 CEI rated 1,142 businesses in the report, which evaluates policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, from the adoption of inclusive non-discrimination policies to equitable healthcare benefits for transgender employees. By satisfying all of the criteria, Mayer Brown joins the ranks of 767 major US businesses that also earned a score of 100 percent.

“At Mayer Brown, we are committed to creating a thriving and supportive workplace for LGBTQ+ lawyers and business services professionals in each of our regions, ensuring that all individuals can bring their authentic selves to work,” said Jeremiah DeBerry, partner and director of Diversity & Inclusion at Mayer Brown. “We believe diversity and inclusion are the key ingredients in the recipe for success.”

Mayer Brown is involved in and supports many LGBTQ+ rights initiatives. For example, the firm provides pro bono legal services for a number of organizations that focus on LGBTQ+ issues as well as support for their event and strives to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ legal issues locally and globally. Additionally, the firm consistently earns recognition for LGBTQ+ inclusiveness and equality.

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

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