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Nov. 9, 2017 – Davis Wright Tremaine has received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index, recognizing the firm as one of the country’s "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" for the fifth consecutive year.
The Corporate Equality Index is recognized as the premiere benchmarking tool for LGBT workplace equality in the U.S. and has incorporated increasingly stringent criteria for achieving a perfect score.
Davis Wright Tremaine, which has eight offices around the U.S. and one in Shanghai, has received numerous honors this year for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. These include Gold Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum and designation as one of the country’s 50 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother magazine.
According to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, employers featured in the index "took concrete steps to ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families in the form of comprehensive policies, benefits and practices."
The CEI rating criteria have four key elements: non-discrimination policies across business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families; internal education and accountability metrics to promote LGBTQ inclusion competency; and public commitment to LGBTQ equality.
Davis Wright Tremaine works with and supports numerous organizations that promote LGBT equality, including Basic Rights Oregon, Lambda Legal, National LGBT Bar Association, QLaw: The LGBT Bar Association of Washington, Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association, Equity Foundation of Oregon, and Washington State Initiative for Diversity.
About Davis Wright Tremaine
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a national law firm with more than 550 lawyers representing clients based throughout the United States and around the world. For more information on the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts, visit diversity.dwt.com.