Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP earned a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 14th annual scorecard surveying corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality nationwide. Munger Tolles was one of 517 major U.S. businesses named among CEI’s 2017 Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.
“Munger Tolles is proud to have scored 100 percent again in recognition of our efforts to support LGBT rights and equality,” Co-Managing Partner Brad D. Brian said. “Our firm has long been committed to implementing policies, practices and benefits that support our LGBT colleagues, as well as working on pro bono matters that advance the LGBT community.”
“We strive to continually improve the firm’s policies and practices to create an inclusive environment that supports and empowers the LGBT community,” Diversity Committee Co-Chairman Anjan Choudhury added.
The firm has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to LGBT equality in our legal representations and partnership with public interest organizations such as the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Equality California Institute, Lambda Legal, Los Angeles LGBT Center, National Center for Lesbian Rights and UCLA Williams Institute. From successfully defending legislation prohibiting gay conversion therapy to representing asylum seekers and filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of marriage equality for same-sex couples, Munger Tolles is a longtime supporter of LGBT equality under the law.
The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. The largest and most successful U.S. employers are invited to participate in the CEI as identified through the annual Fortune 1000 and AmLaw 200.
For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.