BakerHostetler Earns Perfect Score on 2021 Corporate Equality Index for Second Consecutive Year

Press Releases / January 28, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Jan. 28, 2021 – BakerHostetler is proud to announce that it has earned a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the second consecutive year, making the firm one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” The HRC describes the 2021 CEI as a “roadmap and benchmarking tool for U.S. businesses in the evolving field of LGBTQ equality in the workplace.”

“BakerHostetler is fully committed to an equitable, inclusive and diverse work environment,” said BakerHostetler Chairman Paul Schmidt. “The firm actively supports the recruitment, retention and advancement of people of all backgrounds and experiences, at all levels of the firm. We are proud that our ongoing work has been recognized again by HRC with another perfect score on the CEI.”

The results of this year’s CEI showcase how 1,142 companies and law firms are promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies across the U.S. BakerHostetler’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned the firm a 100 percent ranking and designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

The CEI rated companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under four broad categories:

  • Workforce Protections
  • Inclusive Benefits
  • Supporting an Inclusive Culture & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Responsible Citizenship

The full report is available online at


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