August 5, 2013 – McDermott Will & Emery is one of 38 Illinois law firms to be recognized by Equality Illinois (EQIL) for "Raising the Bar" and leading the way in providing a safe and fair work environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and engaging with the LGBT community. EQIL is the State’s oldest and largest organization advocating for LGBT equality.
In 2012, McDermott received EQIL’s Business Leadership Award, which is given annually to firms that demonstrate remarkable vision, courage and leadership in the effort to achieve full equality for LGBT individuals in Illinois.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will honor the firms at the Equality Illinois Raising the Bar Recognition Breakfast on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Chicago's Loop.
For more information about EQIL and the 2013 Equality Illinois Law Firm Survey, visit www.eqil.org.