ATLANTA (December 12, 2011) – In the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate 2012 Equality Index (CEI), Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP scored 100%, achieving top score on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the workplace. The annual survey rates companies on 40 specific policies and practices based on stringent criteria.
“We are honored to be recognized again this year by the Human Rights Campaign," said James L. Henderson III, Sutherland’s Chief Diversity Officer. “We pride ourselves on creating a work environment that is comfortable for everyone and we strive to build a culture that is diverse, fair and productive."
A total of 850 businesses have been rated in the 2012 CEI, including the entire Fortune 500. Two-hundred seventy-seven Fortune 500 companies voluntarily submitted surveys; the remaining 214 were rated based upon publicly available data. In addition, 65 Fortune 1000 companies, 134 law firms and 160 other companies voluntarily participated in the 2012 CEI. Sutherland is one of 55 law firms that scored 100%.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. 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, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.