Corprate Bias Ratings
Brown Rudnick vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Brown Rudnick covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company supports the Equality Act and has a team leading DEI that "advises the Firm on how best to identify and address implicit biases". Brown Rudnick participated in the Diversity Lab Mansfield Rule Certification and partners with the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. However, it does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Brown Rudnick 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.
Brown Rudnick 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, Brown Rudnick has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Brown Rudnick does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation “focuses [on] organizations focused on education in underserved communities in Boston, Hartford, New York, Washington, D.C., Orange County and London (UK)” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Brown Rudnick signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). The firm was certified by the LGBTQ+ Bar DEI Consulting Practice for its LGBTQ+ Inclusion Training. It also has a DEI Leader who “advises the Firm on how best to identify and address implicit biases”(2). Brown Rudnick participated in the Diversity Lab Mansfield Rule Certification (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Brown Rudnick 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 firm partners with the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (3)(4).
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November 28, 2023
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