Dechert LLP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Dechert scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Dechert 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. Dechert 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. The company was part of the Freedom for All Americans coalition and has signed multiple statements in opposition of anti-LGBTQ legislation. Dechert has worked on cases alongside the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, and supports ideological "voting rights" agendas. Dechert 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. Dechert opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. The firm is a member of The Diversity and Flexibility Alliance, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, retention, promotions, and leadership composition. Dechert 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”. For these reasons, Dechert receives a High Risk rating.

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