Dechert LLP has not terminated business relationships due to political or religious beliefs. However, it does vet suppliers for its LGBTQ policies. The company does not have viewpoint protection for its employees. Dechert has supported various Human Rights Campaign (HRC) campaigns and opposed state laws preventing transgender youth from participating in girls' sports. While the company also serves religious liberty cases, Dechert has worked on cases alongside the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and supports ideological "voting rights" agendas. For these reasons, Dechert LLP 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.
Dechert LLP received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the HRC (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. There is no record of Dechert publicly terminating a business relationship due to political or religious differences.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Dechert does not have a donation matching program. However, Dechert does not discriminate against religious organizations in its pro bono work, and the firm will represent those advocating for “religious liberty” pro bono (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Dechert does not protect employees from political viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Dechert LLP was the first law firm to sign the HRC’s Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation, and the firm also signed HRC’s statement of opposition to the Iowa state legislature’s ban on transgender youth competing in women’s sports (1)(2)(3). Dechert has also “led the charge” on the legal front of the left-wing “voting rights” legislation (4). Dechert has also partnered with the ACLU and the SPLC in several publicized court cases (5)(6). Dechert has also challenged state-level pro-life legislation alongside various Planned Parenthood chapters (7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Dechert LLP does not have a PAC or make political contributions.
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March 21, 2023
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