November 23, 2015
For the fourth year in a row, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has awarded Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP a perfect score in the 2016 Corporate Equality Index as part of its Best Places to Work initiative.
Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. HRC, the largest U.S. civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, has more than 1 million members and supporters across the United States.
This is an important recognition for Cadwalader, a firm that prides itself on diversity. The firm received a score of 100 (out of 100) in the index ratings. In the 2016 CEI report, 391 major businesses— spanning nearly every industry and geography—earned a top score of 100 percent and the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”
Cadwalader’s commitment to workforce diversity also was recognized recently by the New York Law Journal’s “Diversity Initiative 2015,” which recognizes law firms and legal organizations for their commitment to creating a diverse legal community, and by Difference Matters Magazine, which recognized the firm among its “Top Corporate Allies for Diversity.”
Patrick Quinn and Ruth Merisier discuss the legal profession, working at Cadwalader, and more.