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The Human Rights Campaign has given more than 130 law firms perfect scores on its 2021 corporate equality index, earning them a spot on its list of best places to work for LGBTQ equality.

The law firms are among 767 U.S. companies that achieved perfect scores, according to a press release and report released Thursday.

The Human Rights Campaign, a nonprofit LGBTQ advocacy group and political lobbying organization, invites law firms to participate in the ranking if they are on the American Lawyer list of the nation’s top 200 highest-grossing law firms. A total of 166 law firms participated, Thomson Reuters Legal reports.

HRC President Alphonso David told Reuters that the legal industry consistently outperforms other industries for its proportion of top-scoring firms.

Law firms and companies were reviewed under four criteria:

• Nondiscrimination policies

• Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families

• Support for an inclusive culture

• Corporate social responsibility

The report notes that the greatest strides have been made in adoption of transgender-inclusive initiatives.

Ninety-four percent of the Fortune 500 and 99.7% of all businesses rated on the corporate equality index have gender identity protections in their nondiscrimination policies—up from 3% and 5%, respectively, since the launch of the index in 2002. Seventy-one percent of the Fortune 500 and 91% of all businesses on the index offer transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage, up from zero in 2002.

The law firms with perfect scores are:

• Akerman

• Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

• Alston & Bird

• Arent Fox

• Armstrong Teasdale

• Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

• Baker & Hostetler

• Baker McKenzie

• Baker Botts

• Ballard Spahr

• Bass, Berry & Sims

• Blank Rome

• Boies Schiller Flexner

• Brown Rudnick

• Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

• Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

• Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

• Buckley

• Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

• Carlton Fields

• Chapman and Cutler

• Choate, Hall & Stewart

• Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

• Cooley

• Covington & Burling

• Cozen O’Connor

• Crowell & Moring

• Davis Polk & Wardwell

• Davis Wright Tremaine

• Day Pitney

• Debevoise & Plimpton

• Dechert

• Dentons

• Dickinson Wright

• DLA Piper

• Dorsey & Whitney

• Dykema Gossett

• Eversheds Sutherland

• Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

• Fenwick & West

• Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

• Fish & Richardson

• Fisher Phillips

• Foley & Lardner

• Foley Hoag

• Fox Rothschild

• Fredrikson & Byron

• Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

• Frost Brown Todd

• Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

• Goodwin Procter

• Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

• Goulston & Storrs

• Greenberg Traurig

• Haynes and Boone

• Hinshaw & Culbertson

• Hogan Lovells

• Holland & Hart

• Holland & Knight

• Hunton Andrews Kurth

• Husch Blackwell

• Ice Miller

• Jackson Lewis

• Jenner & Block

• K&L Gates

• Katten Muchin Rosenman

• Kelley Drye & Warren

• Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

• King & Spalding

• Kirkland & Ellis

• Kobre & Kim

• Kutak Rock

• Lane Powell

• Latham & Watkins

• Littler Mendelson

• Locke Lord

• Loeb & Loeb

• Lowenstein Sandler

• Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

• Mayer Brown

• McDermott Will & Emery

• Michael Best & Friedrich

• Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo

• Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads

• Moore & Van Allen

• Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

• Morris, Manning & Martin

• Morrison & Foerster

• Munger, Tolles & Olson

• Nixon Peabody

• Norton Rose Fulbright

• Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

• O’Melveny & Myers

• Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

• Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

• Paul Hastings

• Perkins Coie

• Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

• Polsinelli

• Proskauer Rose

• Quarles & Brady

• Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

• Reed Smith

• Robins Kaplan

• Ropes & Gray

• Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

• Schiff Hardin

• Schulte Roth & Zabel

• Seyfarth Shaw

• Shearman & Sterling

• Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

• Shook, Hardy & Bacon

• Sidley Austin

• Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

• Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

• Snell & Wilmer

• Squire Patton Boggs

• Steptoe & Johnson

• Stinson

• Stoel Rives

• Thompson Coburn

• Thompson Hine

• Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders

• Vinson & Elkins

• Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease

• Weil, Gotshal & Manges

• White & Case

• Wiley Rein

• Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins

• Willkie Farr & Gallagher

• Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

• Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

• Winston & Strawn

• Womble Bond Dickinson