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MMM Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index


Atlanta (January 19, 2022) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP earned 100 on the Corporate Equality Index – the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual assessment of LGBTQ+ workplace equality.This is the firm’s fifth time to achieve the important recognition. The Corporate Equality Index is considered the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. 

“Congratulations to Morris, Manning & Martin for achieving the title of ‘best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality’’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace,” said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training.

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families
  • Supporting an inclusive culture and
  • Corporate social responsibility

“Having a reliable benchmark is an important part of every diversity initiative,” said MMM Managing Partner Simon Malko. “The criteria, guidance and rankings that the Human Rights Campaign Foundation offers is extremely valuable as we demonstrate support for our LGBTQ+ attorneys and staff members.”

“Once again, HRC’s recognition of MMM is a testament to the firm’s commitment to being a positive force for change in the workplace,” said Partner Douglas Selph, founder of MMMPower, the firm’s Affinity Group, which serves members of the LGBTQ community and their allies. “This past year saw a major increase in the number of LGBTQ+ attorneys and staff at MMM as we continue to grow a diverse and inclusive team.”

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation says that in the CEI’s first year, 2002, only 13 companies achieved a top score. More than 840 major U.S. businesses earned top marks this year, reflecting growth across every measurement category, from adopting inclusive non-discrimination policies to equitable healthcare benefits for transgender employees.

“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers—from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns—could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” Brown added. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere.”

The full report is available online at

About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) 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. Its work has transformed the landscape for more than 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and so much more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, driving the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through fellowship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, it forges partnerships with advocates in the U.S. and around the globe to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.

About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Morris, Manning & Martin ( is an Am Law 200 law firm with national and international reach. We dedicate ourselves to the constant pursuit of our clients’ success. To provide our clients with optimal value, we combine market-leading legal services with a total understanding of their needs to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and opportunity. MMM enjoys national prominence for its real estate, corporate, litigation, technology, healthcare, intellectual property, capital markets, environmental, international trade, and insurance practices. A Mansfield 4.0-certified firm, MMM has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah and Washington, D.C.

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