Mountain View, CA (November 14, 2012)– Fenwick & West received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Released annually, the CEI survey ranks large United States businesses on their practices and policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. For the fourth year in a row, CEI recognized Fenwick as one of the best places to work for LGBT equality.
“We are honored to receive this important recognition,” said Michael Shuster, co-chair of Fenwick's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and partner in the Intellectual Property Group. “We strive to incorporate a safe and supportive environment for our LGBT attorneys and staff.”
Diversity has been a core component of the firm’s culture since its founding four decades ago. In 2001, Fenwick implemented a formal Diversity & Inclusion Committee to engage in initiatives like the Pride Law Fund, one of the oldest LGBT legal advocacy and education groups in the U.S., internal mentoring programs and retreats for minority attorneys.
The entire survey process and index is available on the Human Rights Campaign website.
About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. Fenwick is committed to providing innovative, cost-effective and practical legal services that focus on global technology industries and issues. We have built internationally-recognized practices in a wide spectrum of tax, litigation, corporate and IP areas. We have also received praise for our innovative use of technology, our pro bono work and diversity efforts. We differentiate ourselves by having a deep understanding of our clients' technologies, industry environments and business needs.