Haynes and Boone Earns Top Honors in Human Rights Campaign’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index


DALLAS – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has awarded Haynes and Boone, LLP a 100 percent rating in its 2011 Corporate Equality Index measuring private companies’ policies and treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

Haynes and Boone has received a 100 percent rating for three consecutive years.

“We are honored to be consistently ranked among the best places to work by the HRC,” said Nick Even, Haynes and Boone partner and chair of the LGBT sub-committee of the firm’s Attorney Diversity Committee. “This prestigious recognition reaffirms our efforts to promote diversity of all kinds, and in particular to provide a cohesive work environment and competitive policies and benefits for our LGBT employees.”

Felicity Fowler, partner and chair of Haynes and Boone’s Attorney Diversity Committee, reflected on the firm’s long history in all areas of diversity. “This isn’t a topic we just embraced in the last few years because it was a fad. It is the right thing to do, and it has been a part of who we are since the firm’s beginning.”

The HRC awarded 338 businesses out of 618 survey respondents the top rating this year, an 11 percent increase over the 2010 results. The survey rated participants on a 100 percent scale on several factors, including written non-discrimination policies and training; health insurance, bereavement and family leave policies for LGBT employees and same-sex partners; LGBT employee groups; participation in community advertising and organizations; and overall support of equal rights for LGBT people.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 525 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been named one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2009) and recognized as a “Top 20 Law Firm” for culture and for diversity with respect to both women and minorities (Vault, 2011).

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