(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced it was awarded a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The 100 percent rating earned the firm the distinction of being named among the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality." The rating and report is based on an evaluation of Katten's inclusive policies and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

"It's an honor to be recognized again this year by the Human Rights Campaign," said Katten Chief Diversity Officer Leslie D. Minier. "Katten is deeply committed to continuing to support new policies and best practices that support our LGBT community within the firm."

Katten's LGBT Coalition encourages an inclusive environment for attorneys and recruits who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender by providing educational and business opportunities for LGBT attorneys and supporting organizations that work toward equal rights for LGBT individuals and families in broader communities. The firm also offers progressive work benefits, including health care, leave and other assistance that extend to same-sex partners.

The HRC Foundation's 2017 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees. In the 2017 CEI report, 517 major businesses—spanning nearly every industry and geography—earned a top score of 100 percent and the distinction as one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."

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