Dentons US

Washington, Washington D.C.
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Dentons scored a 100 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, Dentons increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Dentons 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. Dentons Global CEO signed Catalyst's Champions for Change pledge. Dentons is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. The firm 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. Dentons is a member of The Diversity and Flexibility Alliance, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, retention, promotions, and leadership composition. The firm is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. Dentons is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. The firm’s former CEO, Mike McNamara signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. Dentons is a signatory of the Gender & Diversity KPI Alliance, appearing to prioritize diversity over merit in its business structure through the establishment of gender and racial targets for its leadership composition and its support of DEI in its hiring and promotions. For these reasons, Dentons US receives a High Risk rating.

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