April 08, 2014
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global corporations and financial institutions, achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index for 2014. As a result, the firm is recognized by HRC as one of “America’s Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” This is the second consecutive year that the firm has received the HRC honor.
“We’re extremely proud of this perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign,” said Sonnia Shields, Cadwalader’s Director of Diversity. “It reflects our commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion within the firm, and to creating an environment that attracts, retains and promotes the best and brightest workforce talent available to serve our clients.”
Earlier this year, the firm launched the Cadwalader Center for Diversity & Inclusion, which serves as a central resource for the firm’s diversity programs and policies aimed at enhancing gender, racial/ethnic, and LGBT diversity and inclusion within the firm.
Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues. The HRC Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. In the 2014 report, 304 major businesses — spanning nearly every industry and geography — earned a top score of 100 percent.
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