Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

New York
Legal

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (Paul Weiss) scored a 95 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. Paul Weiss 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. Paul Weiss 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 firm’s CEO, Brad S. Karp signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. Paul Weiss provides internal inclusion workshops for its lawyers. The firm was a sponsor of the LGBTQ+ Bar in 2022. Paul Weiss has allotted some of its Pro Bono efforts to defending abortion access. The firm is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. Paul Weiss 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. The firm received the ACLU's pro bono law firm of the year award for the work it has done with the ACLU. Paul Weiss is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison receives a High Risk rating.

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