Nixon Peabody


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Rating - Danger
High Risk


Nixon Peabody 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. Nixon Peabody 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 is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. Nixon Peabody is a member firm of Bloomberg Law’s DEI Framework, indicating its support of DEI in its advocacy, recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership compensation. The company instituted a mandatory firm wide unconscious bias training and workshop for all its attorneys. Nixon Peabody’s CEO, Stephen Zubiango, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. The company sponsored the LGBTQ+ Bar in 2023 and is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism. For these reasons, Nixon Peabody receives a High Risk rating.

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