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Civil Rights Organization Gives Troutman Sanders Top Marks for LGBTQ Workplace Equality


ATLANTA – November 9, 2017 – For the 10th consecutive year, Troutman Sanders LLP has received a top rating of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that measures LGBTQ workplace equality.

Troutman Sanders was among 609 U.S. businesses – and among one of only seven Atlanta-based law firms – that achieved a rating of 100 percent, receiving the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality,” for its support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) lawyers and staff.

“We are proud to be named a ‘Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality’ for the 10th year in a row,” said Steve Lewis, managing partner of Troutman Sanders. “At Troutman Sanders, our commitment to an inclusive environment at work and excellence in client care are core values that define us."

The 2018 CEI rated 5,093 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.

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

About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

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. See for more information.

About Troutman Sanders

Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 650 lawyers in 16 offices located throughout North America and Asia. Founded in 1897, the firm’s lawyers provide counsel and advice in practically every aspect of civil and commercial law related to the firm’s core practice areas: Corporate, Energy and Industry Regulation, Finance, Litigation and Real Estate. Firm clients range from multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, federal and state agencies to foreign governments, and non-profit organizations to businesses representing virtually every sector and industry. See for more information.