Kirkland & Ellis LLP has once again received a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2011 Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work survey. This marks the fourth year in a row that the Firm received a perfect score on the survey.
HRC — America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality — uses the Corporate Equality Index as a roadmap and progress report for the adoption by U.S. businesses of inclusive policies, practices and benefits for LGBT employees. The organization considers companies who receive a score of 100 to be among the most inclusive and fair-minded in their industry. As in past years, for the 2011 survey, HRC increased the requirements for a company to obtain a perfect score.
"We are honored to again be on the list of businesses that have fostered an environment in which all LGBT employees have the greatest opportunities to thrive," said Kirkland partner Edward Sadtler, co-chair of the Firmwide Diversity Committee's LGBT Subcommittee.
The 2011 Corporate Equality Index rated a total of 615 private employers in various industries. A full copy of the report and all ratings can be found at www.hrc.org/cei. HRC will honor Kirkland and the other companies who received 100 percent scores at the Corporate Equality Index awards reception in spring 2011 in New York City.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a law firm with approximately 1,500 lawyers representing global clients in complex litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, corporate and tax, restructuring, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.