Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP earned a perfect score of 100 percent for the ninth consecutive year in the 2015 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work survey. Orrick's top rating once again places it among a select group of U.S. businesses and law firms. To achieve a perfect score, firms must have fully-inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, demonstrate organizational LGBT competency, evidence their commitment to equality publicly and exercise responsible citizenship.
The report evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
"Orrick is extremely proud to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's CEI, the premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion," said Lorraine McGowen, Chair of Orrick's Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives. "Achieving a perfect 100 score for the ninth year in a row highlights our firm’s long-standing commitment to promoting the rights and interests of the LGBT community.”
"In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally on the job," said HRC President Chad Griffin. "We also look at whether a company is speaking out in the public square to advocate for LGBT equality here in this country and around the world. Orrick not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values."
A recognized leader on diversity in the legal profession, Orrick is proud to offer fully inclusive transgender benefits.
For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.