News Release

Locke Lord Receives Perfect Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for Sixth Consecutive Year

January 27, 2022

January 27, 2022 – Locke Lord has achieved a 100 percent rating in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the sixth consecutive year. A perfect score in this annual report evaluating policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ employees, culture and corporate social responsibility earns the Firm the distinction of being an employer of choice for LGBTQ+ employees.

“As one of Locke Lord’s core values, diversity and inclusion is an integral focus and remains a priority as we continue working to advance fairness and equality within the Firm and in our communities,” said Locke Lord Chair David Taylor. “We are thrilled to achieve our sixth consecutive perfect score on the CEI, showcasing the Firm’s resolute commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality through our policies and actions.”

“This recognition continues to be a tremendous honor and highlights our ongoing dedication to an open, safe and inclusive workplace,” said Locke Lord Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Kimberly Hulsey. “We are proud to have received a perfect score and are committed to continue evolving the Firm’s policies and practices, ensuring that all of our personnel can thrive and grow.”

Locke Lord predecessor firm Edwards Wildman earned a 100 percent rating in the HRC Foundation’s CEI for seven consecutive years from 2009-2015. The Firm and its attorneys have a long history of supporting LGBTQ+ civil rights and health care organizations, including The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Fenway Health, HRC, AIDS Action Committee, Imperial Court of New York and Equality Illinois.

Diversity and inclusion is one of Locke Lord’s five core values and an integral part of the Firm’s strategic plan. Locke Lord understands that fostering an inclusive environment results in better decision-making, better outcomes for clients and a firm where team members can be successful and thrive. To read more about Locke Lord’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, click here.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.