Orrick

Buckley, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
New York
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Orrick scored a 100 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, Orrick 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. Orrick 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 provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. Orrick supports BLM and started the "Unity Initiative for Equal Justice", which funds social justice issues. The company signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act. Orrick is a member of Out Leadership and is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. The company is a partner of the Center for Reproductive Rights, building case law, advocating before policy makers, and engaging in litigation to challenge bans and restrictions on access to abortion. Orrick is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. The firm is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Orrick receives a High Risk rating.

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