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PITTSBURGH – January 21, 2020 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney proudly announces that it has once again received the score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. In 2020, Buchanan joins more than 680 major U.S. businesses in receiving top marks on the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.

“We are very proud that Buchanan has once again earned 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index. Over the years, we have developed a number of initiatives to address the unique challenges facing our LGBTQ attorneys, government relations professionals and administrative staff and this recognition by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation reaffirms our commitment,” said Heather B. Brock, shareholder and chief diversity and inclusion officer. “By fostering an inclusive workplace culture, Buchanan continues to attract the best talent and support the development of long-term client relationships.”

“The impact of the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index over its 18-year history is profound. In this time, the corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices and benefits, establishing the Corporate Equality Index as a primary driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion in America and across the globe,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “These companies know that protecting their LGBTQ employees and customers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do -- it is also the best business decision,”


The Corporate Equality Index rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories:

  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Employment benefits
  • Demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion
  • Public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  • Responsible citizenship