ATLANTA—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm scored 100% in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the seventh year in a row. The CEI is a study that benchmarks important employer benefits and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and their families.
The annual survey rates law firms on 40 specific policies and practices. To achieve a perfect score and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality,” firms must have fully inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, demonstrate organizational LGBT competency, evidence their commitment to equality publicly and exercise responsible citizenship.
More than 155 law firms participated in the 2016 CEI study, of which 95 received a perfect score.
The HRC is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, the HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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Sutherland is an international legal service provider helping the world’s largest companies, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. More than 435 lawyers across seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas. Sutherland is composed of associated legal practices that are separate entities, doing business in the United States as Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, and as Arbis Sutherland LLP in London and Geneva. Arbis Sutherland LLP is a limited liability partnership and is registered in England and Wales with registered number OC348198. Its registered office is at Marble Quay, St. Katharine’s Dock, London E1W 1UH. Arbis Sutherland LLP is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales whose regulatory requirements can be accessed athttp://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page. A list of the members of Arbis Sutherland LLP and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office.