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Dykema earns top marks in Corporate Equality Index

Dykema has announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. Dykema joins the ranks of 366 major U.S. businesses in earning top marks this year.
 
“We are honored and proud to have earned a perfect rating in the Corporate Equality Index,” said Peter Kellett, Dykema’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “A truly inclusive environment comes as a result of each person within an organization helping to foster an atmosphere of equality, and I want to thank and congratulate everyone that has helped Dykema achieve this recognition.”

The 2015 CEI rated 971 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, and competency programs. Dykema is now designated a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

“In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally on the job,” said Chad Griffin, HRC president. “We also look at whether a company is speaking out in the public square to advocate for LGBT equality here in this country and around the world.”

 

Lawyer Lisa Zigterman joins Miller Canfield

Miller Canfield announces that Lisa J. Zigterman has joined the firm as an associate in the Banking Group in the Grand Rapids office.
 
Lisa Zigterman's practice focuses on financial institutions and includes preparing and negotiating commercial lending agreements. Prior to joining Miller Canfield, she was an associate at a large law firm in Chicago, where she worked on a variety of corporate, securities and regulatory matters relating to the insurance/financial services industry, including structured finance transactions.
She received her J.D. (2009), magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law and her B.A. (2006), magna cum laude, from Calvin College.