Lane Powell is proud to announce that for the sixth year in a row, it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is the nation’s premier benchmarking survey for measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Lane Powell joins the ranks of more than 840 leading U.S. businesses receiving top marks this year.
Lane Powell President Barbara J. Duffy stated, “Being consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best places to work for LGBTQ equality is something we take great pride in. Inclusivity is one of the most important tools we have in ensuring that Lane Powell thrives as a leading and highly skilled law firm.” Melissa Berry, Lane Powell Director of Professional Development and Diversity, added, “Efforts like these are at the core of our three-year firmwide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan. Fostering a culture of equality, inclusion, and belonging is how we make our firm a place where everyone can shine.”
Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training noted, “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere.”
The CEI evaluates companies and law firms on criteria within the following categories: workforce protections, spousal and domestic partner benefits, transgender inclusive benefits, internal training and best practices, engagement with the broader LGBTQ community, and LGBTQ corporate social responsibility.