Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New York
Legal

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High Risk

Summary:

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) 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. Skadden 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. Skadden is Mansfield Certified and a member of the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance, and a member of the MCCA indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, retention, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. The firm is also a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. Skadden does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. For these reasons, Skadden receives a High Risk rating.

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