O’Melveny Achieves Perfect Score in 2014 Corporate Equality IndexDecember 10, 2013
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O’Melveny & Myers LLP
LOS ANGELES, CA – December 10, 2013 – For the second consecutive year, O’Melveny & Myers LLP has achieved a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 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. The Firm also maintained its designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.”
“The Human Rights Campaign’s important work is moving the bar forward for progressive policies and benefits that improve workplace equality for LGBT employees,” said Mary Ellen Connerty, O’Melveny’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion. “We’ve been pleased to contribute to their research for the past several years, and proud to be recognized among the employers leading the way in taking concrete steps to create a more inclusive and equitable environment where everyone can thrive.”
The 2014 CEI rated 934 businesses in the report, including 145 law firms. To achieve a perfect score and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality,” firms must have non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, and competency programs, and demonstrate public engagement with the LGBT community.
For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
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 800 lawyers in 16 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 www.omm.com