Akin Gump LGBTQ-Inclusive Policies Earn 13th Consecutive Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump is proud to announce that, for the 13th year in a row, it has earned a perfect score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

The CEI is the premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, rating companies in five categories: nondiscrimination policies, employment benefits, demonstrated organizational competency/accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion, public commitment to LGBTQ equality, responsible citizenship.

Akin Gump chief diversity and inclusion officer Nimesh Patel said of the recognition, “We are honored to receive this recognition again this year. Through a broad range of diversity and inclusion initiatives such as our LGBTQ resource group, Out & Allied, and inclusive benefits policies, we have worked hard to ensure that our LGBTQ lawyers and staff find Akin Gump a welcoming environment for their work and professional development. This latest perfect score confirms we’re on the right track.”

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and advisors in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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