PITTSBURGHDecember 5, 2016 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces that is has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

“I am proud to lead a firm that champions diversity and fosters a culture of inclusion. By achieving the perfect score on the 2017 CEI, Buchanan joins a growing list of other leading law firms and businesses on this national benchmarking tool,” said Joseph A. Dougherty, CEO and managing director of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. “This recognition showcases our commitment to the LGBT community in everything we do – from the type of talent we attract to the services we deliver.”

The 2017 CEI report rated 1,043 businesses on a variety of LGBT-related criteria, including policies and practices such as non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community.

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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