Boston, MA, November 20, 2014 – Fish & Richardson has been designated as a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in its recently-released 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which assessed 971 U.S. companies on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. Fish was one of only 89 law firms to receive the highest possible rating of 100 percent.
“At Fish & Richardson, we uphold the core values of diversity and inclusion not simply because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes good business sense,” said Ahmed Davis, Principal and National Chair of Fish’s Diversity Initiative. “Looking ahead, we will continue to pursue new ways to advance the cause of diversity.”
Overall, 366 companies achieved a 100 percent rating. Ratings are based on providing equal benefits for same-sex partners and spouses; ending benefits discrimination for transgender employees and dependents; demonstrating firm-wide organizational competency on LGBT issues; and demonstrating firm-wide public commitment to and engagement with the LGBT community.
“In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and serious commitment to treating LGBT employees fairly and equally,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “We also look at whether a company is speaking out to advocate for LGBT equality around the world. Fish & Richardson not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values.”
Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, representing more than 1.5 million members and supporters.
Fish & Richardson is a global patent, intellectual property (IP) litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists across the U.S. and Europe. Fish has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 11 consecutive years. Fish has been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the most innovative clients and influential industry leaders since 1878. For more information, visit www.fr.com.
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