Cadwalader Earns Perfect Score on 2015 Corporate Equality Index

Nov 26, 2014

Human Rights Campaign names firm one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” for third consecutive year

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, received a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The firm has also been designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for a third consecutive year.

“Cadwalader is honored that the Human Rights Campaign once again recognized the firm for fostering a workplace environment that welcomes and values diversity and inclusion,” said Pat Quinn, Cadwalader’s Managing Partner-elect. “We are committed to attracting, retaining and promoting the best and brightest talent available, including LGBT people and other diverse groups. Ultimately, a diverse workforce is critical not only for serving our clients well, but for ensuring our continued success as a leading global law firm.”

The firm established the Cadwalader Center for Diversity & Inclusion to serve as a central resource for diversity programs, initiatives and policies. Its mission is to enhance gender, racial/ethnic, and LGBT diversity and inclusion within the firm to create an unrivalled environment that attracts, retains and promotes the best and brightest talent available to serve clients.

The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. The 2015 CEI rated 972 businesses, evaluating a range of 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 Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.

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