Quarles & Brady Named a Top Law Firm by Equality Illinois07/27/15
CHICAGO, Ill. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced its recognition in "Raising the Bar" 2015 by Equality Illinois, a yearly recognition of top Illinois LGBT-friendly law firms.
Quarles & Brady was one of 42 firms recognized for protecting the rights of Illinois lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees, providing a safe, fair, and integrated work environment, and participating in related community outreach programs. These law firms are also featured in the 2015 Raising the Bar report.
"When you enter any office of Quarles & Brady, you are greeted with a sign that reads, 'This Law Firm Serves Everyone'," said George Marek, co-chair of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. "It serves as a visible reminder of our commitment to diversity and inclusion."
As part of its diversity initiatives, Quarles & Brady provides domestic partner benefits, and an LGBT liaison attorney is assigned to each new LGBT attorney as part of its mentoring program. The firm also interviews and recruits LGBT law students and sponsors numerous events in the LGBT community.
About Equality Illinois
Equality Illinois was founded in 1991 to secure, protect and defend the basic civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Illinoisans, and is the state's oldest and largest LGBT advocacy organization.