Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath


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Medium Risk


Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (Faegre Drinker) scored a 95 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, Faegre Drinker increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company uses sex and gender ideology criteria in marketing and philanthropic support. Faegre Drinker 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 partners with the National LGBT Bar Association. Faegre Drinker is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. The firm is a member of The Diversity and Flexibility Alliance, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, retention, promotions, and leadership composition. Faegre Drinker 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”. However, Faegre Drinker has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs and does not discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs. For these reasons, Faegre Drinker receives a Medium Risk rating.

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