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Dykema Earns 100-Point Rating in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces today that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality.

Dykema has been designated as one of the “Best Places to Work,” and joins the ranks of more than 300 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is one of the nation’s largest civil rights organizations focused on achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. Over the past 12 years, the CEI has become the top standard for corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees and their families. The CEI rates companies on 40 policies and practices.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be given a perfect rating by the Human Rights Campaign,” said Peter M. Kellett, Dykema’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As this is a firm-wide honor, I want to congratulate everyone who has helped make Dykema such an inclusive environment for all its employees.”

To arrive at these scores, the HRC uses objective criteria such as equal employment opportunities, employment benefits, organizational competency, public engagement and responsible citizenship. This 100-point score marks the first time Dykema has achieved a perfect CEI rating.

“To receive a perfect 100-point score from the Human Rights Campaign is a major accomplishment and a demonstration of the hard work of the firm, and in particular, those who work tirelessly on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee,” said Sherrie Farrell, Chair of Dykema’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

A total of 934 businesses have been rated in the 2014 CEI, including the entire Fortune 500. This year, a record 303 of the Fortune 500-ranked businesses have official CEI ratings, with the other 197 unofficially rated based upon publicly-available data.

View the full report at www.hrc.org/cei.

About Dykema

Dykema serves business entities worldwide on a wide range of complex legal issues. Dykema lawyers and other professionals in 13 U.S. offices work in close partnership with clients – from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies – to deliver outstanding results, unparalleled service and exceptional value in every engagement. To learn more, visit www.dykema.com and follow Dykema on Twitter http://twitter.com/Dykema.

About The Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is one of America’s largest civil rights organizations 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.