Akerman

Florida
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Akerman increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Akerman uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company has a Racial Justice Initiative (ARJI) and was ranked among the top 10 law firms in Law360's Diversity Snapshot in 2022. Akerman earned the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's Top Performer Honor and has partnered with several racial justice organizations. The company signed the Orlando Economic Partnership's DEI pledge, endorsing DEI as a strategic imperative in its business practices. For these reasons, Akerman receives a High Risk rating.

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