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Blank Rome Earns Perfect Score in 2023–2024 Corporate Equality Index

Firm Receives 100 Percent for the Eighth Year in a Row on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual Assessment on LGBTQ+ Workplace Equality

CEI 2023

Blank Rome LLP proudly announces that our firm received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 20232024 Corporate Equality Index (“CEI”), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (“HRC”) Foundation. With this score, Blank Rome has been recognized in the CEI for the eighth consecutive year and named a 2023–2024 “Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion” recipient. The firm joins the ranks of 545 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

“Blank Rome is once again honored to receive this recognition by the Human Rights Campaign,” said Grant S. Palmer, Chair and Managing Partner at Blank Rome. “We are committed to fostering an inclusive and high-performing culture in which all of our colleagues feel a sense of belonging and empowerment to do their best work and are proud to be recognized for our ongoing efforts.”

“At Blank Rome, we value the diverse identities, experiences, and backgrounds of our talented colleagues and are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone can grow and thrive,” said Krystal Studavent Ramsey, Blank Rome’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion. “We are proud of our recurring recognition as a leader in LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not only what we value, but also a strategic firm priority, which is key to driving our innovation, excellence, productivity, and vibrancy.”

“We are proud of Blank Rome’s longstanding history of inclusion and its meaningful support of the LGBTQ+ community,” added Brett Snyder, Partner and Chair of BR Pride, Blank Rome’s LGBTQ+ affinity group. “We look forward to continuing to promote inclusive policies and practices, both in the legal industry and beyond.”

The 2023-2024 CEI rated 1,384 U.S.-based businesses and evaluated in detail related LGBTQ+ policies and practices under the following four central pillars: non-discrimination policies across business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families; supporting an inclusive culture; and corporate social responsibility. Blank Rome’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and receiving the “Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion.” For more information on the 2023–2024 CEI, or to download a free copy of the report, please visit

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. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice. To learn more, please visit