Press Release

Cooley Earns Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index

Human Rights Campaign Foundation ranking deems firm a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality
January 22, 2020

Palo Alto – January 21, 2020 – Cooley has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the fourth time. The score designates Cooley as a 2020 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

“We’re proud of this distinction and heartened that so many organizations – in legal and beyond – share our commitment to championing diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Amie Santos, Cooley’s director of diversity and inclusion. “We recognize progress is ongoing and are striving to make further advances across the firm to foster a truly inclusive workplace.”

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. 

Cooley has been widely honored for its diversity efforts by leading industry organizations and publications, including earning a Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for eight consecutive years and achieving Mansfield Certification and Mansfield “Plus” status from Diversity Lab.

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