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Hogan Lovells Ranks Highly in Stonewall Top 100

12 January 2011

LONDON, 12 January 2011 - Hogan Lovells has been ranked 42nd in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2011 Workplace Equality Index, moving up 93 places from 135th in 2010. This marks the first time that Hogan Lovells has entered the Top 100 list.

This year 378 organizations participated in the benchmarking exercise, up from 352 entrants in 2010. The ranking makes Hogan Lovells the third highest ranked law firm and 10th highest ranked private sector participant.  Seven law firms were ranked in the Top 100 list.

The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index benchmarks the progress made by organizations on lesbian, gay and bisexual equality within the workplace. The index measures progress on policy and practice, employee engagement, employee development and support, monitoring, community engagement, the number of openly gay, lesbian or bisexual employees at senior levels within the organization, and the results from a staff feedback survey.

Being a diverse and inclusive place to work is at the core of Hogan Lovells' vision and values. An LGBT network has been in place since October 2007. The network promotes inclusivity and awareness, both internally and externally. During 2010 the network commenced a number of initiatives focused on pro bono work, community investment and business development in the LGBT community, each of which it intends to continue to push forward in 2011.

John Basnage, partner and chair of Hogan Lovells' London office's LGBT network, said:

"We are delighted to have received this recognition from Stonewall for Hogan Lovells' commitment to its LGBT employees.  Lovells established an LGBT network in its London office in 2007 and since then the network has gone from strength to strength.  With the considerable support of others within the firm, the network continues to make a significant contribution to the combined firms' commitment to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace.  The network established some excellent initiatives during 2010 and this ranking provides a superb foundation for us to take those initiatives forward and achieve even more in 2011."

Ruth Grant, partner and co-chair of Hogan Lovells Diversity Committee and chair of the London Diversity Committee, commented:

"Ranking 42nd, and third among law firms, is a great result that reflects the progress Hogan Lovells has made in its commitment to encouraging and maintaining a diverse workforce that is both inclusive and welcoming.  We have exciting plans to develop this commitment further in 2011, including events at our forthcoming diversity awareness month in the Spring."

ENDS

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