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King & Spalding Ranked Among ‘Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality’ For Fourth Consecutive Year

06 Dec 2016

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2016 — For the fourth consecutive year, King & Spalding earned a top score of 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey on corporate practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. With its score, King & Spalding retains the coveted distinction of being one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”

The CEI annually surveys the nation’s largest publicly traded businesses, privately owned companies and top revenue-grossing law firms, and has been conducted since 2002 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The survey evaluates companies’ LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.

“We appreciate this recognition by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation,” said Samuel M. Matchett, partner and chair of the diversity committee at King & Spalding. “We dedicate substantial human and financial resources toward creating and nurturing a diverse, collaborative and inclusive environment at our firm.”

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 130 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 900 lawyers in 18 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