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HRC Honors Akin Gump with Ally of Justice Award

Tuesday Nov 18, 2008

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, today announced that Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, a leading international law firm, has been named the recipient of the 2008 "Ally of Justice" award.

The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community through pro bono service to HRC.

"Through its contributions to the HRC and its own commitment to diversity, Akin Gump has been a model partner in the effort to advance equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals," said Lara Schwartz, Legal Director of the Human Rights Campaign.

Akin Gump has demonstrated incredible depth in its support for LGBT equality and their team has been integral to our organization’s success - HRC’s Rob Falk

HRC General Counsel Rob Falk added, "The number of Akin Gump lawyers and offices around the country that have supported our work has been both amazing and gratifying. Akin Gump has demonstrated incredible depth in its support for LGBT equality and their team has been integral to our organization's success."

"Akin Gump's work with the HRC exemplifies the firm's commitment to establishing a standard for service among the world's leading law firms," said Steve Schulman, Pro Bono Partner for Akin Gump. "We attach a great value to diversity in the workplace and encourage our attorneys to take an active role in organizations that promote equality and understanding."

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, founded in 1945, numbers over 900 attorneys in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm is also rated 100% on the HRC Corporate Equality Index.

For additional information, please visit their website at www.akingump.com.

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  • , 2008-11-18 20:36:38

    Let me get this straight. The very law firm which does pro bono work for HRC is the same firm that HRC rates for its CEI index ??? Sounds like a serious conflict of interest !!! Also, if legal counsel is not costing HRC anything then where is all of the money that HRC takes in going ??? Since this is all about corporate deal making now Joe, maybe we should start calling your organization the Holdings Recipience Cartel (HRC)............


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