Arnold & Porter Receives "Great Place to Work" Award
Washington, D.C., January 24, 2007 - Arnold & Porter LLP is one of only five organizations in the country selected to receive a Great Place to Work Award. This annual award is a distinctive way the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW) recognizes the accomplishments of organizations that have implemented creative and effective approaches to developing trust, pride, and camaraderie within their workplaces. GPTW also implements the survey for FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, in which Arnold & Porter was named number 26 in 2007. Arnold & Porter is the only law firm to receive a GPTW award.
According to GPTW, Arnold & Porter is being recognized for its inclusive and comprehensive diversity initiatives, specifically its mandatory diversity training program, diversity committee, and diversity leadership training. The diversity committee, chaired by William Cook, has representatives from all offices, includes partners, associates, and administrative staff; men and women; gay and lesbian attorneys; racially diverse attorneys; and part-time attorneys. The GPTW noted, "This effort to integrate diversity education into the fabric of the organization's culture is truly exemplary, and was noted positively by employees in their comments on the employee survey used to select the '100 Best' list."
Managing partner Richard M. Alexander said, "Our commitment to diversity is an important part of who we are as an organization. It is especially rewarding that we are being recognized for the efforts of so many at Arnold & Porter who actively promote this core value of our firm."
Awards will be presented during the Great Place to Work Awards Ceremony and Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, April 19 in Los Angeles, California. The other recipients are Qualcomm; Lincoln Plating; Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI); and David Weekley Homes.
Arnold & Porter has been named to FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" for five consecutive years. In 2006, the firm earned a 100% rating on the "Corporate Equality Index" by the Human Rights Campaign for providing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender benefits and protections for employees. The firm was also named to the 2006 "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" list by Working Mother magazine, the seventh time it was so honored.