Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

New York
Legal

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High Risk

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Cleary Gottlieb) scored a 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 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. Cleary Gottlieb 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. Clearly Gottlieb is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. The company is a partner of the Center for Reproductive Rights, building case law, advocating before policy makers, and engaging in litigation to challenge bans and restrictions on access to abortion. Cleary Gottlieb is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. The firm is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. Cleary Gottlieb is part of the Net Zero Lawyer Alliance, which is committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The firm is a member of the Forum for Insurance Transition to Net Zero (FIT). For these reasons, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton receives a High Risk rating.

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