Press Release

Cooley Again Earns Perfect Score on HRC Corporate Equality Index

The firm receives 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual assessment of LGBTQ+ workplace equality
January 27, 2022

Palo Alto – January 27, 2022 – Cooley has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the sixth year, distinguishing the firm as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers – from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns – could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” Jay Brown, senior vice president of programs, research and training at the Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere.”

Cooley is dedicated to maintaining a workplace that values and celebrates differences. Its commitment also includes active and creative partnerships with clients and in local and national law organizations that support people from underrepresented backgrounds, diversity pipeline projects, law school diversity programs and community outreach. Cooley has been widely honored for these efforts by leading industry organizations and publications, including Diversity Lab, Working Mother, Crain’s New York Business and the Women in Law Empowerment Forum.

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