Blank Rome Earns Perfect Score in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

November 9, 2017

Press Release

Firm Receives 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality

Blank Rome LLP is proud to announce that the Firm has 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 LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (“HRC”). With this score, Blank Rome has been designated for the third year in a row as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the HRC, and joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses that earned top marks this year.

“We are honored that the HRC continues to recognize Blank Rome’s dedication and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment,” said Alan J. Hoffman, Chairman and Managing Partner at Blank Rome. “Since the Firm’s inception more than 70 years ago, we have been actively engaged in promoting workplace equality, and in the last year alone, Blank Rome has been honored by numerous organizations for our role in advancing equality as well as women and minorities in the legal industry and beyond—a commitment that we are dedicated to continuing through our Firm’s leadership, Diversity Committee, and affinity groups.”

The 2018 CEI rated 947 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Blank Rome’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, please visit www.hrc.org/cei.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer (“LGBTQ”) people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.