Duane Morris

Pennsylvania
Legal

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Duane Morris vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Duane Morris covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company requires its employees to take implicit bias training and its attorneys advocated for abortion. Duane Morris has given to the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. However, it does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Duane Morris receives a Medium Risk rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
Rationale
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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Duane Morris received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 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 prioritizes diversity in its promotion and leadership composition (3). However, Duane Morris has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Duane Morris does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Duane Morris 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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Duane Morris requires all of its employees to attend mandatory implicit bias training and its attorneys advocated for abortion. The company has extensively engaged in pro bono social justice work (1)(2).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Duane Morris 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). The company has given to the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Duane Morris does not report on its PAC contributions and does not engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2).

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November 28, 2023

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