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Arnold & Porter Once Again Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign

January 28, 2022

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 16th year that the firm has been ranked.

Richard M. Alexander, Chairman of Arnold & Porter, said: "The Human Rights Campaign's longstanding recognition of Arnold & Porter reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion as core values. I am proud that our internal initiatives and affinity groups have fostered a strong sense of community at our firm for our LGBTQ+ professionals."

Partner Matt Fornataro, who co-chairs Pride, the firm's LGBTQ affinity group, added: "I am thrilled that Arnold & Porter was again recognized with a perfect score on the CEI. Arnold & Porter's consistent inclusion in the CEI and repeated distinction as a "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality" reflects the firm's longstanding commitment to inclusion and cultivating a diverse workforce."

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.