Press Release
December 5, 2016

Holland & Knight Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index

MIAMI (December 5, 2016) Holland & Knight has received a perfect rating of 100 percent on the 2017 Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. The report is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Holland & Knight joins 517 major U.S. businesses that also earned 100 percent.

"We are honored again to be among the businesses recognized for their efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive work environment," said Steven Sonberg, managing partner of Holland & Knight. "Our firm benefits greatly from a culture that supports equality for all of our people. We are thankful for the ongoing efforts of the Human Rights Campaign and endorse its tireless advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community."

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. Holland & Knight's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria resulted in a 100 percent rating and the designation as a Best Place to Work for the LGBT Equality.

About Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. 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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