O’Melveny Earns Top Marks for LGBTQ Equality from Human Rights Campaign

November 09, 2017


New York—November 9, 2017—For the sixth consecutive year, O’Melveny received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The firm also again earned the distinction of being named a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the HRC.

“We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to ensure workplace equality for LGBTQ employees,” said Mary Ellen Connerty, O’Melveny’s director of diversity & engagement. “We want our firm to be a place where all people can enjoy a sense of belonging and feel empowered to contribute and grow.”

The 2018 CEI rated more than 1,000 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. O’Melveny was among 609 major US businesses earning top marks this year.

With more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights organization. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights and can be open, honest, and safe at home, at work, and in the community. For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

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Chris Till
O’Melveny & Myers LLP