Michael Best & Friedrich


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High Risk


Michael Best & Friedrich scored a 100 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, the company increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Michael Best & Friedrich 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. Michael Best & Friedrich sponsored the LGBTQ+ Bar in 2023 and the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of commerce. The firm does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. Michael Best & Friedrich is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Michael Best & Friedrich receives a High Risk rating.

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