(January 21, 2020, Washington, DC) — For the third consecutive year, Steptoe received a 100% rating and earned the designation as a "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality" in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The 2020 CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria in five broad categories: non-discrimination policies; employment benefits; demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion; public commitment to LGBTQ equality; and responsible citizenship.
Since 2002, the HRC Foundation has published the CEI report based largely on the annual CEI survey administered to hundreds of major global employers. The first Index in 2002 had 13 top-rated companies. The CEI universe includes Fortune magazine's 500 largest publicly traded businesses, The American Lawyer magazine's top 200 revenue-grossing law firms (AmLaw 200) and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses.
Read the full report, along with law firm rankings, here.
In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington. For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.