Press Release January 28, 2021

Alston & Bird Rated Again as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality

Alston & Bird has once again earned a top rating of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that measures commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) workplace equality.

The 2021 survey marks the 17th consecutive year that the firm has achieved a perfect CEI score, earning the distinction as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality.

Alston & Bird’s 100 percent rating recognizes the firm’s success in satisfying all of CEI’s 2021 criteria for creating an inclusive workplace culture, including workforce protections for gender identity and sexual orientation, equivalency in employee benefits, demonstrated commitment to an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility, and responsible citizenship.

The CEI rating is the most recent honor earned by Alston & Bird for its exceptional workplace culture. Other accolades include:

  • Honored as one of Fortune’s 2020 “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” the 21st consecutive year that the firm has been singled out by the magazine as a national champion of corporate culture and workplace excellence. 
  • Recognized by People magazine in its 2020 survey of “50 Companies That Care,” ranking as the top law firm and No. 14 overall among the companies highlighted for stepping up as leaders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Named among Fortune’s 2019 “100 Best Workplaces for Diversity,” the third time the firm has been recognized as a leader among U.S. companies doing the most to create diverse and inclusive work cultures.

Launched in 2002, the CEI has become a roadmap and benchmarking tool for U.S. businesses in the evolving field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equality in the workplace. For more information about the index, or to download a copy of the report, visit

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Alex Wolfe
Communications Director

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