Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

New York

Corporate Bias Rating

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Medium Risk


Sullivan & Cromwell LLP scored a 50 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, Sullivan & Cromwell increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment and vendor selection. Sullivan & Cromwell does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, Sullivan & Cromwell has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. Sullivan & Cromwell "represented lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in corporate, litigation and public policy matters, helping ensure their equal rights and freedoms". In 2020, Sullivan & Cromwell donated to the Equal Justice Initiative and the ACLU. The company is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. Sullivan & Cromwell is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP receives a Medium Risk rating.

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