Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

New York, New York

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High Risk


Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 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, Debevoise & Plimpton 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. Debevoise & Plimpton 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. Debevoise & Plimpton's Co-Chair, Litigation Dept. signed Catalyst's Champions for Change pledge. The company supports the Equality Act, filed numerous amicus briefs against state-level abortion legislation, and publicly denounced various election integrity bills. Debevoise & Plimpton offered pro bono legal counsel for companies who wish to fund employees' out-of-state abortion-related expenses and regularly supports BLM and LGBTQ causes. Debevoise & Plimpton 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. Debevoise & Plimpton is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Debevoise & Plimpton receives a High Risk rating.

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