Davis Polk

Davis Polk & Wardwell
New York

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Rating - Caution
Medium Risk


Davis, Polk & Wardwell scored a 60 out of 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, the company increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Davis Polk does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The firm performs pro bono work in favor of LGBTQ rights and access to abortion. Davis Polk is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. The firm is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. Davis Polk is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. For these reasons, Davis, Polk & Wardwell receives a Medium Risk rating.

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