McDermott Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index

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International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is proud to announce that it has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

“As one of the first international firms to create a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) affinity group, we are a recognized leader in the realm of LGBTQ+ workplace diversity and inclusion,” said Maria Rodriguez, chair of McDermott’s LGBTQ Diversity & Inclusion subcommittee and Los Angeles-based partner. “This continued recognition highlights the strength of our Firm-wide policies and programs aimed at maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for all of our people.”

“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers—from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns—could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. Congratulations to McDermott Will & Emery for achieving the title of ‘best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace.”

The results of the 2022 CEI showcase how 1,271 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also for the 56% of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ+ inclusion in workplaces abroad. McDermott’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

To learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion programs, please visit our website.

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