For the last decade, WilmerHale has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).
“At a time when the rights of LGBT people are under attack by state legislatures across the country, hundreds of top American companies are driving progress toward equality in the workplace,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “The top-scoring companies on this year's CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their operations around the globe and impacting millions of people beyond our shores. In addition, many of these companies have also become vocal advocates for equality in the public square, including the dozens that have signed on to amicus briefs in vital Supreme Court cases and the 106 corporate supporters of the Equality Act. We are proud to have developed so many strong partnerships with corporate allies who see LGBTQ equality as a crucial issue for our country and for their businesses.”
The CEI, launched in 2002 to assess LGBT-inclusive policies and practices at Fortune 500 companies, also highlights how corporate leaders are increasingly stepping up to play a leading role in opposing anti-equality legislation—from statehouses to the US Capitol.
Diversity is a part of WilmerHale's Guiding Principles. Firm leadership is dedicated to increasing diversity throughout the firm and fostering an inclusive workplace for all attorneys and staff. The range of ideas, perspectives, backgrounds, relationships and talents that our lawyers bring help us develop exceptional solutions for our clients. WilmerHale's Diversity Committee leads our efforts to further the recruitment, development, and advancement of women and people of varying sexual orientations and people of color. The Committee ensures that all lawyers and staff have the opportunity to develop their talents fully and that the firm serves as an example of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
The HRC Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.