Ballard Spahr received a 100 percent rating in the 2018 edition of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The perfect rating recognizes the firm's benefits and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer employees and their families. HRC is the country's largest civil rights organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equality.

Ballard Spahr was among 609 companies to receive the highest possible score. The 2018 CEI rated 1,084 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.

By satisfying all of the CEI's criteria, Ballard Spahr earns the designation of a "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality."

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