Shook, Hardy & Bacon


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High Risk


Shook, Hardy, & Bacon (SHB), 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. SHB 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. SHB partners with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and the LGBTQ+ National Bar Association. SHB 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. SHB is a Corporate Member of the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The firm is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Shook, Hardy & Bacon receives a High Risk rating.

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