Commercial and Professional Services

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High Risk


Baker & Hostetler LLP (BakerHostetler) scored a 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI). By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, BakerHostetler increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. BalerHostetler forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The firm is part of a Pro Bono partnership with the Human Rights Campaign and backed the Pro Bono's first federal lawsuit related to LGBTQ protections. BakerHostetler has donated to the Equality Act. The firm signed the Orlando Economic Partnership's DEI pledge, endorsing DEI as a strategic imperative in its business practices. BakerHostetler has a pro bono partnership with the HRC to repeal legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. The firm is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. BakerHostetler is a member of The Diversity and Flexibility Alliance, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, retention, promotions, and leadership composition. The firm is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, BakerHostetler receives a High Risk rating.

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