01.31.2012 Williams Mullen Increases Score on Corporate Equality Index 2012 Williams Mullen is proud to announce that the law firm raised its 2011 score of 80 to a 90 (out of a possible 100) rating on the Corporate Equality Index 2012. The increase in score can be attributed to the firm’s continuing efforts in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

Corporate Equality Index 2012: Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality, published by the Human Rights Campaign, rated 615 companies on more than 40 specific policies and practices, covering nearly every aspect of employment for LGBT workers – from pension benefits to gender transition guidelines to supplier diversity. The companies rated encompass all major industry sectors and geographic regions of the U.S.

Naila Townes Ahmed, partner and director of talent management at Williams Mullen states, “Williams Mullen is proud to be among the top 99 law firms scoring 90 points or more in the Corporate Equality Index 2012. This speaks to our commitment to the LGBT community, and we will make every effort to continue our support of equality for all.” The chair of the firm's diversity committee, partner David L. Dallas Jr., added, "We continue to seek effective ways to advance diversity in our communities and to promote an atmosphere of inclusion in our firm - and our score reflects our efforts."

In just under a decade, the Corporate Equality Index has become the foremost benchmark for businesses to gauge their level of LGBT workplace inclusion.

About the Human Rights Campaign:
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.