Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend Earns Top Marks in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Firm Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

ATLANTA – November 18, 2015 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton proudly announced today that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Kilpatrick Townsend is one of 407 major U.S. businesses to earn top marks.

“Achieving a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index is a significant recognition for one of Kilpatrick Townsend’s longstanding core values – a resolute commitment to diversity,” said Henry Walker, Kilpatrick Townsend Chair. “Supporting an inclusive workplace attracts and retains top-tier talent that enhances the quality of service we provide to our clients, our communities and to each other. We are proud to be listed among the nation’s elite law firms, businesses and corporate entities who share our same commitment.”

“In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional leadership,” said Deena Fidas, HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director. “Kilpatrick Townsend not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its core values.”

The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Kilpatrick Townsend’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

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The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.


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