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Quarles & Brady Earns Top Marks in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Quarles & Brady Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality

Quarles & Brady LLP proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The firm joins the ranks of 597 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.  

"It is an honor for Quarles & Brady to be recognized by HRC for our long-standing and continued commitment to diversity and inclusion," said George Marek, Quarles & Brady partner and chair of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. "We are a stronger organization because of our inclusive environment. As a result, we will remain deeply committed to programs and policies that address the needs of our LGBTQ colleagues and community partners."

The 2018 CEI rated 598 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Quarles & Brady’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

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.

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