Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

South Carolina

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough (Nelson Mullins), scored a 70 scored a 70 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 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. Nelson Mullins 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. The company also supported the LGBTQ+ Bar in 2023 and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. Nelson Mullins is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. The firm is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. Nelson Mullins is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough receives a High Risk rating.

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