Hogan Lovells Ranks in Stonewall Top 100

LONDON, 11 January 2012 - Hogan Lovells has been ranked 62nd in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2012 Workplace Equality Index, published today, 11 January. This marks the second consecutive year that Hogan Lovells has entered the Top 100 list.

This year thirty-six legal employers submitted entries to the index, with seven law firms ranking in the Top 100 list. The ranking makes Hogan Lovells the 5th highest ranked law firm. 

The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index benchmarks the progress made by UK 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 2011 the network promoted 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 2012.

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.  We established an LGBT network in the 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 Hogan Lovells' commitment to ensuring an inclusive and welcoming workplace.  The network established some excellent initiatives during 2011 and this ranking provides a superb foundation for us to take those initiatives forward and achieve even more in 2012."

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

"Ranking in the Top 100 once again is a great result that reflects the continued focus we have placed at Hogan Lovells on encouraging and maintaining a diverse workforce that is both inclusive and welcoming.  We have exciting plans to develop this commitment further in 2012."

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