Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

Washington D.C.
Legal

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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP (WilmerHale) scored an 75 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. WilmerHale uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. WilmerHale 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. The firm is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. WilmerHale does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. WilmerHale advocated for abortion rights in Ohio in the 2023 case Preterm Cleveland v. Yost. The firm is a partner of the Center for Reproductive Rights, building case law, advocating before policy makers, and engaging in litigation to challenge bans and restrictions on access to abortion. WilmerHale is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP receives a High Risk rating.

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