2021 Marks 15th Year of Arnold & Porter's Inclusion in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index
Arnold & Porter again earned a perfect score and the designation as a "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This marks the 15th year that the firm has been ranked.
Partner Angela Vicari, who co-chairs the firm's LGBTQ affinity group, Pride, and is a member of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, said: "Being ranked for 15 years, and again earning a perfect score, is something to be proud of. The world was a very different place for the LGBTQ community 15 years ago. We have seen a lot of change over that period, but one thing that has not changed is the firm's culture of inclusion. It is great to see that recognized once again."
The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, assesses top-rated law firms and businesses on their non-discrimination policies, benefits for LGBTQ employees and their families, internal accountability metrics that promote inclusion and competency, and public commitment to LGBTQ equality. The CEI incrementally raises the bar on the criteria that are factored into its scores to ensure that ranked companies continue to meet the highest industry standards for LGBTQ workplace inclusion. Arnold & Porter has received multiple consecutive years of perfect scores from CEI, which emphasizes the firm's longstanding commitment to providing competitive policies, practices and benefits for its employees.