November 09, 2017

Once again, Jenner & Block has received a 100-percent score in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.

For 13 successive years, the firm has achieved a perfect score across the board in rating criteria such as prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression for all operations; having contractor/vendor non-discrimination standards that include sexual orientation and gender identity; offering transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage and firm-wide organizational competency programs; and positively engaging external LGBTQ communities, among other rating standards.

“At Jenner & Block, we make sure our inclusion efforts remain at the forefront of our practices.  We take care to remain current on these issues and ensure that our policies promote firm-wide fairness and equality,” said Susan J. Kohlmann, chair of Jenner & Block’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, member of the Policy Committee, and managing partner of the firm’s New York office.  “Even after being recognized by the CEI year after year, we are always honored to be acknowledged for our consistent inclusion and diversity efforts in both the legal profession and our respective communities.”

“At a time when the rights of LGBTQ people are under attack by the Trump-Pence Administration and state legislatures across the country, hundreds of top American companies are driving progress toward equality in the workplace,” said Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  “The top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their operations around the globe and impacting millions of people beyond our shores.”

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit