Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
Corprate Bias Ratings
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Akin), vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not publish a nondiscrimination policy. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Akin covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company has a podcast called Accelerate ESG. However, it has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Akin 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.
Akin 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). Akin integrates ESG into all of its business practices. It “was one of the first law firms with a dedicated ESG focus (3)(4). 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.
Akin does not publish charitable giving guidelines (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Akin has a podcast called Accelerate ESG which “features Akin lawyers and advisors, as well as outside professionals, discussing business-critical ESG issues impacting organizations around the globe” (1). Akin supports DEI within its business practices. It employs a chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer and its DEI Council “received the 2021 Diversity Team Award from Diversity Journal” (2).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Akin 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 “has committed to select at least one Equal Justice Works fellow per year, for two-year fellowships” (3).
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November 27, 2023
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