Kirkland received the first Award for Workplace Equality Innovation from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The Firm was recognized for its ALLSA Initiative and was one of only two winners, along with Firm client The Boeing Company.
The award honors cutting-edge programs related to GLBT workplace inclusion. The ALLSA Initiative, which Kirkland launched in 2008, is a program that matches Kirkland liaison attorneys in all domestic offices with 70 racial/ethnic minority, GLBT and women's law student organizations across the country.
HRC, the nation's largest advocacy group for GLBT Americans, invited the 260 companies that scored 100 percent on its 2009 Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work Survey to submit an entry for its first innovation awards.