Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP


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Troutman Pepper was sued in January 2024 by an employee alleging the firm discriminated against her. Troutman Pepper disputes the allegations. Troutman Pepper scored a 90 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. Troutman Pepper uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Troutman Pepper 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 firm 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. Troutman Pepper is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. The firm is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP receives a High Risk rating.

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