Arnold & Porter Again Recognized by the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index
Arnold & Porter again earned a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and received the new “Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion” designation. This marks the 17th year that the firm has been recognized on the CEI, which is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
Richard M. Alexander, Chairman of Arnold & Porter, said: "The Human Rights Campaign's longstanding recognition of Arnold & Porter underscores our dedication to cultivating diversity and inclusion in a positive work environment, where everyone is supported, and accorded dignity and respect.”
Partner Angela Vicari, who co-chairs Pride, the firm's LGBTQ+ affinity group, added: “The continued recognition on the Corporate Equality Index and receiving a score of 100 is a direct result of Arnold & Porter’s inclusive culture. I am proud to be part of a firm that values the contributions each person makes and enables colleagues to be comfortable being themselves.”
The CEI 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.