Law Firms

These law firms got a perfect score on LGBT issues from the Corporate Equality Index

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Ninety-five law firms got a perfect score this year on the Corporate Equality Index developed by the Human Rights Campaign.

That’s an increase from 87 law firms that got perfect scores last year, report the Am Law Daily (sub. req.) and a press release. The survey (PDF), which garnered responses from 156 law firms, evaluated policies on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Law firms outpaced other surveyed industries for the high number of perfect scores.

The survey added new requirements for a perfect score this year, the Am Law Daily points out. Now, outside contractors have to follow the law firms’ nondiscrimination policies, and law firms can’t donate money to nonreligious organizations that discriminate against LGBT people.

Law firms with perfect scores are:


Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld

Alston & Bird

Armstrong Teasdale

Arnold & Porter

Baker & McKenzie

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

Blank Rome

Boies, Schiller & Flexner

Brown Rudnick

Bryan Cave


Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Chapman and Cutler

Choate, Hall & Stewart

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance US


Covington & Burling

Crowell & Moring

Davis Wright Tremaine

Debevoise & Plimpton


Dentons US

DLA Piper

Dorsey & Whitney

Dykema Gossett

Faegre Baker Daniels

Fenwick & West

Foley & Lardner

Foley Hoag

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Frost Brown Todd

Goodwin Procter

Gordon & Rees

Goulston & Storrs

Greenberg Traurig

Hinshaw & Culbertson

Hogan Lovells US

Holland & Knight

Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Jenner & Block

K&L Gates

Katten Muchin Rosenman

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

Latham & Watkins

Lindquist & Vennum

Littler Mendelson

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Morrison & Foerster

Munger, Tolles & Olson

Nixon Peabody

Norton Rose Fulbright

O’Melveny & Myers

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

Paul Hastings

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Pepper Hamilton

Perkins Coie

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Quarles & Brady

Reed Smith

Robins Kaplan

Ropes & Gray

Schiff Hardin


Seyfarth Shaw

Shearman & Sterling

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Sidley Austin

Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Squire Patton Boggs

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan

Thompson Coburn

Thompson Hine

Troutman Sanders

Vinson & Elkins

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Wiley Rein

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr

Winston & Strawn

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

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