Shearman & Sterling LLP

New York
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Shearman & Sterling LLP 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, the company 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. Shearman & Sterling 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. Shearman & Sterling 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. The company is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. The firm does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. Shearman & Sterling is a pro bono partner of the Center for Reproductive Rights and a member of the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance. The firm is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Shearman & Sterling receives a High Risk rating.

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