O’Melveny Earns Perfect Score in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Firm Maintains “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” Distinction from Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Emily Lattal
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

NEW YORK—November 18, 2015—For the fourth consecutive year, O’Melveny & Myers LLP has achieved a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality administered annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The Firm also maintained the distinction of being named a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” by the HRC.

“We are proud to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for O’Melveny’s commitment to the LGBT community,” said Mary Ellen Connerty, O’Melveny’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion. “The CEI is a valuable tool that helps us assess and improve what we are doing within our Firm to support our LGBT employees.”

HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director Deena Fidas said, “In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional leadership. O’Melveny & Myers not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values."

The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including nondiscrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

About the Human Rights Campaign
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.

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP
With approximately 700 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide, O’Melveny & Myers LLP helps industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy. We are a values-driven law firm, guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship. Our commitment to these values is reflected in our dedication to improving access to justice through pro bono work and championing initiatives that increase the diversity of the legal profession. For more information, please visit

November 19, 2015

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