Hogan Lovells achieves Human Rights Campaign LGBTQ equality recognition for ninth year in succession

New York, 9 November 2017 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) with a 100 percent rating in its 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), making it nine years in a row that the firm has achieved such recognition. It was also named a Best Place to Work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) equality.

The CEI report evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, and competency.

 “We are proud of this achievement, which recognizes our long-term commitment to LGBTQ issues,” said Leslie Richards-Yellen, Hogan Lovells’ Director of Inclusion. “Hogan Lovells has been at the forefront of LGBTQ equality in the workplace for a long time, and we continue to develop initiatives that improve our diversity and culture.”

Over the last year Hogan Lovells has continued to support its LGBTQ people at a local and at a global level. The firm has launched several new initiatives to help our LGBTQ people around the world, including the trailblazing Pride + Network, which expands upon a number of existing internal LGBT networks across the firm aimed at promoting LGBT inclusion, including in the UK, U.S., Continental Europe, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Pride+ promotes equality across all 23 countries in which Hogan Lovells operates, promoting a culture of acceptance and understanding at work, regardless of barriers outside the workplace.

Hogan Lovells’ dedication to creating a LGBTQ-friendly workplace has been recognized multiple times in the last year. London-based partners John Basnage and Allan Waldrop were ranked in the Financial Times’ OUTstanding lists for their work as LGBTQ executives and allies, while the firm has also been recognized by Stonewall and the Women in Law Empowerment Forum.

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, please visit the HRC website.

About HRC

The Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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