Winston & Strawn LLP

Illinois
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Winston & Strawn LLP scored a 100 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. Winston & Strawn 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 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. Winston & Strawn is a pro bono partner of the Center for Reproductive Rights. The company is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. The firm has a pro bono partnership with the HRC to repeal legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. Winston & Strawn filed an amicus brief in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment. The firm is a member of The Diversity and Flexibility Alliance, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, retention, promotions, and leadership composition. Winston & Strawn 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, Winston & Strawn LLP receives a High Risk rating.

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