Williams & Connolly

Washington D.C.

Corporate Bias Rating

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Rating - Caution
Medium Risk


Williams & Connolly scored a 60 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 covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. The firm filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court in 2019 regarding LGBT inclusion in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Williams & Connolly is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. The firm is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs and protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination. For these reasons, Williams & Connolly receives a Medium Risk rating.

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