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December 7, 2016 – Locke Lord received a 100 percent rating in the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), up five points from the previous year. This annual report designated Locke Lord as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.”
“We are honored that the Firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has been recognized again this year by the HRC,” said Firm Chair Jerry Clements. “At Locke Lord, diversity and inclusion are core values and we are committed to being an inclusive workplace. Our people are the most important asset we have and we make it a priority to have policies, benefits and programs in place that ensure that the rights of all employees are recognized.”
Locke Lord earned perfect marks in the CEI survey that 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.
The Firm represents Fenway Community Health, the largest LGBT health and research facility in the United States. In addition, the lawyers at Locke Lord have a long history of supporting LGBT civil rights and healthcare organizations such as the LGBT Bar Associations, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, Aids Action Committee, Imperial Court of New York, Equality Illinois and Mainers United for Marriage, including service on boards and fundraising committees, hosting events and volunteer work.
About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of more than 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 125 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.