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O’Melveny Named a Top Workplace for LGBTQ Equality by Human Rights Campaign

December 07, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

NEW YORK—December 7, 2016—For the fifth consecutive year, O’Melveny 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, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality administered annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The firm also again earned the distinction of being named a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the HRC.  

“We recognize diversity and inclusion as essential priorities that foster excellence in our work and allow each of us to work in an environment where we are respected and valued,” said Mary Ellen Connerty, O’Melveny’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion. “We are proud to be among the businesses leading the way in working to ensure workplace equality for LGBTQ employees and are encouraged by the growing commitment among employers seen in this year’s report.”

The 2017 CEI evaluated LGBTQ-related policies and practices at more than 1,000 businesses, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion, public commitment to LGBTQ equality, and responsible citizenship. O’Melveny was among 517 major US businesses earning top marks this year.

For more information on the 2017 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 LGBTQ citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

About O’Melveny
O’Melveny’s clients shape markets, set precedents, and break boundaries. They are stalwarts and innovators, the names you trust and the next big thing. And for more than a century, O’Melveny has been right beside them, kicking down walls and putting up defenses to help our clients achieve their most important goals. With approximately 700 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship, we uphold a tradition of treating our clients’ challenges and opportunities as our own. What do you want to achieve? For the answers, please visit www.omm.com.

Contact: 
Amber Burke
O’Melveny & Myers LLP 
415-984-8891 
aburke@omm.com