Latham & Watkins

Legal

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Medium Risk

Summary:

Latham & Watkins 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, the company 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. Latham & Watkins forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings. Latham & Watkins does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. The firm is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. Latham & Watkins 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. Latham & Watkins is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism” is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. For these reasons, Latham & Watkins receives a Medium Risk rating.

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