Firm Receives Perfect 100 Score for LGBTQ+ Equality for Third Consecutive Year
BOSTON, January 27, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fish & Richardson has been recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign, earning a 100% rating on its 2022 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey that assessed more than 1,200 companies on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality.
"We are proud to again receive a perfect score as the Human Rights Campaign continues to raise the bar for high marks on its Corporate Equality Index," said Fish President and Chief Executive Officer John Adkisson. "We tirelessly strive for an inclusive culture where the perspectives, capabilities, and talent of all of our employees are respected. The combined experiences of our diverse teams help drive the innovative legal services we provide to our clients."
The Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices, and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer employees, and a primary driving force for LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion. Each year, the CEI successfully works with the country’s top corporations, law firms, and leaders, helping them break new ground in workplace equality.
"This important recognition illustrates Fish’s dedication to advancing diversity in the workplace, and we are honored to again be named a best place to work for LGBTQ+ equality," noted Jeremy Saks, principal and LGBTQ Affinity Group chair. "I am grateful to be part of a firm that has the drive and initiative to support the achievement of a 100% rating and look forward to our continued work with the Human Rights Campaign to champion the rights of our LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies."
Diversity and inclusion is a top priority at Fish. Laying the groundwork through the implementation of a D&I strategic plan, the firm promotes a creative and inclusive culture that values the diversity of people, experiences, perspectives, talents, and capabilities.
Deeply embedded in the firm’s culture are a host of affinity and allyship groups, as well as educational programs, including RainbowFish, the firm’s LGBTQI+ affinity group. Fish has a long history of supporting the LGBTQI+ community, and RainbowFish strives to provide a comfortable place for its members to share experiences and support the advancement of LGBTQI+ employees in all roles at Fish.
Among other D&I honors, Fish was recently named to Bloomberg Law’s first-ever Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Framework, received the highest designation of Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus from Diversity Lab, and was selected as one of the Best Law Firms for Women for the fourth consecutive year by Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media).
About Fish & Richardson
Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Fish offers patent prosecution, litigation, trademark, and copyright counseling and advocacy for a broad range of client needs. Our deep bench of attorneys with first-chair trial experience in every technology makes us the go-to firm for the most technically complex cases. We have an established reputation as a top-tier firm for patent portfolio planning, strategy, and prosecution, as well as post-grant proceedings at the PTAB. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives. For more information, visit fr.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
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