SOURCE: King & Spalding

King & Spalding

November 19, 2014 10:13 ET

King & Spalding Ranked Among 'Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality'

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 19, 2014) - King & Spalding earned a top score of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index 2015, a report card on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in corporate America. King & Spalding scored a maximum rating in all nine categories, earning the coveted distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality." This annual survey of the nation's largest publicly traded businesses, privately owned companies and top revenue-grossing law firms has been conducted since 2002 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

"We are proud to have received this recognition from the Human Rights Campaign," said Samuel M. Matchett, partner and chair of the diversity committee of King & Spalding. "We dedicate substantial human and financial resources toward creating and nurturing a diverse, collaborative and inclusive environment both within our firm and in the legal community. As a global firm, we understand that a multitude of perspectives enrich our workplace, allowing us to provide more flexible and creative solutions and services to our clients."

The Corporate Equality Index this year rated 781 of the largest businesses in the United States, including 306 Fortune 500 companies and 149 Am Law 200 law firms. The index measures the extent to which employers protect their LGBT employees, rating employers on a scale from 0 to 100 percent. Ratings are based on nine factors such as equal employment opportunity policy, employment benefits, organizational LGBT competency, public commitment and responsible citizenship.

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, 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.

About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.

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