Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Georgia
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP scored an 85 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, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Kilpatrick uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. Kilpatrick requires every new hire complete the “Understanding Bias program”. The company stated that “we have actively trained all our attorneys and staff on the concepts of implicit bias”. Kilpatrick's CEO, Henry Walker, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. 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. Kilpatrick is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP receives a High Risk rating.

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