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Wiley Rein Garners Top Marks in 2016 Corporate Equality Index; Named Among 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys

May 2016

Wiley Rein LLP received a perfect score of 100% on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The firm joins the ranks of 407 businesses that earned top marks on the 14th annual scorecard. Wiley Rein was one of 95 law firms nationally that received a 100% score. It was also one of only 10 Washington, DC-based companies—eight of which are law firms—that received a top score.

The 2016 CEI rated 1,024 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including nondiscrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Wiley Rein’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in the 100% ranking and the designation as among the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” HRC is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality.

In addtition, Law360 last month named Wiley Rein LLP to its 2016 list of “The 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys,” based on a survey of  the firm’s female representation at the partner and non-partner levels, and its total number of female attorneys. Wiley Rein is one of only six firms in the Washington, DC area to make the list this year. In summarizing the results of the survey, Law360 pointed out that “for the firms that nabbed spots on the list, the number of women at all levels of the firm shows that firm leaders are finding some new ways to open doors and increase diversity.”