Firm satisfies all the index’s 2021 criteria to achieve a ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality’ designation
NEW YORK -- January 28, 2021 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, for a fourth year, has received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRC) 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The benchmarking survey and report measure corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Greenberg Traurig’s efforts in satisfying all the survey’s criteria also earned the firm the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
- Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
- Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families;
- Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
- Corporate social responsibility.
“We are very proud of maintaining our 100 percent score. From Day One, we have worked diligently to create a workplace where every person can bring their true self to work. When it comes to diversity, we do not simply talk about it; we act. Therefore, even during this unprecedented time, we have kept our active participation in social causes, organizations, case matters, and other actions that strengthen protections for the LGBTQ+ community, together with the members of the firm’s LGBTQ+ Affinity Group,” said Brian L. Duffy, Chief Executive Officer for Greenberg Traurig.
Greenberg Traurig also received a score of 100 percent on the 2020, 2018, and 2017 CEI reports. In December 2020, the firm’s Mexico City office achieved a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s Equidad MX: Global Workplace Equality Program 2020 survey. According to American Lawyer's 2020 LGBTQ+ Scorecard, Greenberg Traurig ranks second for number of LGBTQ+ partners.
“From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President in HRC’s press release announcing the results of the survey.
Companies rated in the CEI include the Fortune 500, American Lawyer’s top 200 law firms (Am Law 200), and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses, according to HRC.
For added information about Greenberg Traurig’s LGBTQ+ programming and resources, including the firm’s Voices of Pride and the firm’s LGBTQ+ 2020 Year-In-Review presentations, click here. The full CEI report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. Through its Social, Racial, and Economic Justice Action Plan, the firm has committed $5 million over five years to help combat systemic racism and support impoverished communities. In addition, the firm’s efforts have been recognized through its Mansfield Rule 3.0 certification, administered by The Diversity Lab, and by local, national, and global publications and organizations including Chambers and Partners. Web: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/our-firm/diversity Twitter: @GT_Drives.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com