Corprate Bias Ratings
Akerman, a law firm, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not publish a nondiscrimination policy. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Akerman covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. 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. Akerman has lobbied for the "College for All Act" but does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Akerman receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Akerman received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Akerman does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Akerman has a Racial Justice Initiative (ARJI) that “involves significant pro bono participation, education, community outreach, activism, and financial support” (1). The company was ranked among the top 10 law firms in Law360’s Diversity Snapshot in 2022 and earned the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Top Performer Honor (2)(3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Akerman has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company partners with several racial justice organizations and supports them financially (3). Akerman is a sponsor of the American Bar Association’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program “to provide intern opportunities to students who are members of racial, ethnic, LGBT, and other groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession” (4).
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November 27, 2023
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