Hogan Lovells Receives Perfect Score on HRC Corporate Equality Index; Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

WASHINGTON, D.C., 14 November 2012 – Hogan Lovells announced today that for the fourth consecutive year, it has received a 100 percent Corporate Equality Index (CEI) rating and was named a best place to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

“Hogan Lovells is committed to attracting and retaining the brightest lawyers ― regardless of gender and sexual orientation ― and working to ensure they reach their full potential,” said Claudette Christian, partner in Hogan Lovells’ Finance practice group and Chief Diversity Officer. “The 100 percent rating is a direct reflection of our commitment to fostering a work environment where people of diverse backgrounds can flourish.”

The CEI report, released each fall since 2002 by the HRC, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees, and is the premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion. Businesses rated 100 percent are recognized as "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”

In January 2012, Hogan Lovells amended its health insurance plans to be trans-inclusive, meaning that a number of benefits previously excluded for transgender treatments and procedures are covered. Since July 2011, Hogan Lovells has provided a tax “gross up” for employees who are taxed on the value of eligible health insurance benefits (medical, dental, and vision) as a result of covering their same-sex spouses or same-sex domestic partners under the Hogan Lovells US LLP health and welfare plans.

About HRC

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.

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