Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

New York
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson 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, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (Fried Frank), 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. Fried Frank 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. Fried Frank mandates unconscious bias training for its employees and issued an amicus brief to the Supreme Court regarding the protection of medicated abortion. The company is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. Fried Frank 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. The firm is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Fried Frank receives a High Risk rating.

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