November 19, 2015 – Reed Smith LLP today announced the firm has once again, for the third year in a row, achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) –This is the eighth year the firm has appeared on the list.

“We again celebrate our leading position among law firms nationwide making workplace equality a reality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals,” said Deborah Broyles, Partner and Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Reed Smith “We’re honored and proud to be listed alongside many of our great clients and competitors. We salute the HRC for furthering the rights of LGBT people everywhere.”

The CEI, a national benchmarking survey and report undertaken annually by the HRC, rated 1,027 businesses in total, evaluating LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination policies, transgender health benefits and domestic partner benefits. For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

About the Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 26 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing and technology, and education. For more information, visit

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