Corprate Bias Ratings
Lowenstein Sandler vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Lowenstein Sandler covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company frequently uses its reputation to promote gender ideology. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Lowenstein Sandler receives a Medium Risk rating.
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.
Lowenstein Sandler has received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). However, Lowenstein Sandler has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Lowenstein Sandler does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Lowenstein Sandler promotes its LGBTQ+ Alliance by hosting monthly meetings, firmwide training on LGBTQ+ issues, and participating in the Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair (1). Lowenstein Sandler publicly celebrates Pride Month and instituted a policy that allows individuals to use the restroom that reflects the individual’s gender identity (2). Lowenstein Sandler was named to Bloomberg Law’s DE&I framework and was named Pro Bono Partner of the Year by the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (3). Lowenstein Sandler joined TLDEF and GSE in supporting the exclusion of name changes from public access in the protection of the LGBTQ+ community (4). The company is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (5). Lowenstein Sandler discussed implicit biases (6). Lowenstein Sandler defends abortion in New Jersey in partnership with ACLU-NJ (7). Lowenstein Sandler, in conjunction with over fifty other organizations, filed an amicus brief against Little Sisters of the Poor, who wished to be exempt from the birth control mandate in the ACA (8)(9). Lowenstein Sandler joined the ACLU-NJ to publish a report on the 2020 Election (10)(11). Lowenstein Sandler partner Catherine Weiss moderated a panel with the ACLU-NJ that advocated for ideological causes and policies (12). Lowenstein Sandler supported the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd. In the statement, Chair and Managing Partner Gary Wingens urges employees to support the ACLU, SPLC, and the Equal Justice Initiative (13). Lowenstein Sandler joined NY AG Letitia James coalition in support of abortion (14)(15).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Lowenstein Sandler 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). Lowenstein Sandler offered a “Client Alert” that supports employers’ efforts to pay for travel when women desire an abortion (3).
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November 28, 2023
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