Dechert LLP

Pennsylvania
Commercial and Professional Services

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Dechert LLP vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Dechert has signed multiple statements in opposition of anti-LGBTQ legislation. While the company also serves religious liberty cases, Dechert has worked on cases alongside the ACLU, SPLC, and supports ideological "voting rights" agendas. However, the company does not publish charitable giving guidelines and does not operate a PAC. For these reasons, Dechert LLP receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

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Rationale

Dechert LLP received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

Dechert does not publish charitable giving guidelines (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Rationale

Dechert does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Dechert signed multiple statements in opposition of anti-LGBTQ legislation (1)(2)(3). The company has also “led the charge” on the legal front of the left-wing “voting rights” legislation (4). Dechert partnered with the ACLU and the SPLC in several publicized court cases and¬†challenged state-level pro-life legislation alongside various Planned Parenthood chapters (5)(6)(7).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Dechert LLP has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Much of Dechert’s work with ideological organizations such as the ACLU is pro bono, meaning that the company is spending its resources (finances and man-hours) to support the goals of these organizations (3)(4)(5).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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N/A
Rationale

Dechert LLP does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

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November 28, 2023

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