Nixon Peabody receives 100% rating for corporate equality 10 years in a row

November 18, 2015

Chief Communications Officer
Allison McClain

Boston, MA. For the tenth consecutive year, Nixon Peabody has earned a 100% ranking from the Human Rights Campaign in its Corporate Equality Index. The index is a national benchmarking tool for corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees. 

“This ranking demonstrates our longstanding commitment and leadership in diversity. We all benefit from a diverse work force,” said Andrew I. Glincher, CEO and managing partner of Nixon Peabody. “We’re committed to continually improving upon our diversity initiatives.”

Earlier this year, Nixon Peabody hired Rekha Chiruvolu as its diversity and inclusion specialist. Rekha notes, “I’m excited to build upon existing initiatives and programs, and develop new ones to create a more diverse and inclusive law firm.”

Nixon Peabody is also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment for its clients. One example of this is the firm’s representation of Planet Fitness parent company, Pla-Fit Franchise LLC, in its efforts to dismiss a lawsuit involving the company’s transgender-friendly locker room policy. Many attorneys across the firm have also secured name changes for pro bono transgender clients. In addition to these client matters, Nixon Peabody is advocating on behalf of the American Unity Fund for the enactment of a federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Nixon Peabody was one of the first law firms to extend health and welfare coverage to domestic partners, and offers a variety of benefits and programs that support the diversity of its employees. In order to receive a perfect rating from the HRC, employers must provide:

  • Diversity training
  • A nondiscrimination policy that includes sexual orientation
  • Inclusive health insurance, bereavement, and family leave policies to all firm employees with same-sex partners
  • A firmwide diversity committee, including an LGBT affinity group

The 2016 HRC Corporate Equality Index report and ratings can be found at:

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