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Jenner & Block was recently recognized by Equality Illinois (EQIL) for “Setting the Bar” as a leading law firm for LGBT workplace equality. The award was based on the Firm’s performance in three categories: employment benefits, workplace diversity initiatives and community relations. Firms recognized in the “Setting the Bar” group received perfect or near perfect scores in all three categories.
The award was presented at EQIL’s annual Lawyers for Diversity reception on July 26, 2012, where Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis was the guest speaker. Partner Howard S. Suskin accepted the award on behalf of the Firm.
Equality Illinois is the state’s oldest and largest organization working to secure and protect the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. This was EQIL’s seventh annual comprehensive survey of the largest 150 law firms doing business in Illinois.