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Seyfarth Recognized as a Top Illinois Law Firm for LGBTQ Equality by Equality Illinois


Seyfarth Shaw LLP has been recognized as a Top Illinois Law Firm for LGBTQ Equality by Equality Illinois. Equality Illinois recognized law firms in Illinois for leading the way in 2017 in providing a welcoming and fair work environment for LGBTQ employees and for supporting the LGBTQ community.

“At Seyfarth, commitment to diversity and inclusion is a core value. We strive every day to make the firm inclusive and welcoming for employees and clients, to develop LGBT-inclusive employment and employee-benefit best practices, and to contribute to the LGBT community both through pro-bono work and through our deep commitment to local and national LGBT organizations,” said Sam Schwartz-Fenwick, partner and national chair of Seyfarth’s LGBT Affinity Group.

The recognition results from the annual Equality Illinois Law Firm Survey, which found that more law firms are willing to create affirming work spaces for their own employees, engage the LGBTQ community and demand that the vendors and contractors with whom they work show the same respect. You can read the full Equality Illinois report here.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw has more than 900 attorneys in 14 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms and media.