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Clifford Chance takes three spots in the Financial Times OUTstanding LGBT+ role model lists

24 October 2018

Clifford Chance takes three spots in the Financial Times OUTstanding LGBT+ role model lists

International law firm Clifford Chance has seen three of its people feature in the OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models 2018, presented by the Financial Times. OUTstanding is part of membership organisation INvolve, and the lists celebrate the work being done by LGBT+ and ally leaders across the globe in both the private and public sectors. Partner Narind Singh, who has featured since 2016, is again included as one of the top LGBT+ executives. Senior associates Eraldo d'Atri and Nathan Eastwood both ranked as future leaders. All three play key roles in Clifford Chance's global LGBT+ community, Arcus.

Laura King, Global Head of People and Talent at Clifford Chance, comments:

"I'd like to congratulate Narind, Eraldo and Nathan for being named in this prestigious list of LGBT+ role models. Our goal is to attract and develop the brightest and best people, irrespective of their background, and I am proud to work with colleagues who do so much to promote diversity and inclusion at Clifford Chance and in the wider world. Narind, Eraldo and Nathan have given generously of their time speaking at events, mentoring others, and driving aspects of Clifford Chance's pro bono work in support of the LGBT+ community. They have all done so much more than I can say here to help people feel comfortable in themselves and to achieve their full potential, and I hope that others will be inspired to join them."

To see the full OUTstanding LGBT+ role model lists, see here.

Earlier this year, Clifford Chance was ranked 11th in the UK Stonewall Equality index; signed up to the UN's new Standards of Conduct for Business for tackling discrimination against LGBTI people, with Tokyo Co-managing Partner Leng-Fong Lai speaking at the global launch; and achieved Mansfield Certification in the USA, which commits the firm to measures including considering a minimum of 30 percent women, LGBT+ and minority lawyers for significant leadership roles.

Suki Sandhu, Founder & CEO, Involve adds:

Our sixth OUTstanding list is our most international and diverse ever. It features executives representing 21 countries around the world – from Ghana to Germany and from India to Israel. We’re so proud to see so many senior and future leaders recognised as role models for their work driving cultural change and creating environments where everyone can succeed. Everyone – regardless of gender, sexuality or ethnicity - benefits from a level playing field where people feel able to bring their whole selves to work."

Clifford Chance's Arcus network continues to grow in strength, with 11 Clifford Chance offices participating in our annual Pride Art Exhibition this year. This key event in the Clifford Chance calendar saw well over 1,000 clients and colleagues attend events around the globe.