For Eighth Year in a Row, Akin Gump Earns Perfect Score on HRC Corporate Equality Index

(Washington, D.C.) – For the eighth consecutive year, Akin Gump has earned a perfect score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and is distinguished as being among the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”

According to the report, those businesses with a perfect score reflect a “true inclusion of the transgender workforce, from non-discrimination protections to inclusive benefits and diversity practices to respectful gender transition guidelines, allowing employees to self-identity based on gender identity, and engaging the broader transgender community.”

The firm was also noted as being among the 418 businesses in the United States to offer at least one transgender-inclusive health care coverage plan.

The HRC invites the most prominent law firms, as ranked by The American Lawyer’s Am Law 200, to participate in the CEI.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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