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12.12.2016 Firm News

Williams Mullen Receives Firm’s Highest Score Yet on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that the firm received a score of 95 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This represents a 10-point improvement from the firm’s 2016 score of 85, and it is the highest score the firm has received since the CEI began. The CEI is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

“We’re very proud of our score and the improvements we made over the last year,” said Allison Domson, Partner and Chair of Williams Mullen’s Diversity Committee. “While still just short of a perfect 100 score, we have set a goal to reach that mark next year. We remain committed to supporting an environment that allows our LGBTQ employees to contribute meaningfully and to succeed professionally.”

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation annually rates companies and law firms on criteria under five categories: non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion, public commitment to LGBT equality and responsible citizenship.

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, click here.