December 14, 2016Press Release

Michael Best joins LGBT Chamber as Gold Founding Member

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as the organization’s newest gold founding member.

“We are proud to welcome Michael Best & Friedrich LLP into our Chamber family as our newest gold founding member,” said Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “The LGBT Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to developing a solid partnership with Michael Best as we work to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and build a strong pro-fairness business community in the state.”

“Michael Best is excited to join the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and we are looking forward to fostering a deep partnership with them,” said Jorge Leon, Chair of Michael Best’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “At Michael Best, diversity is one of our core values, and we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that welcomes all people, especially members of the LGBTQ community. We’re proud of the achievements we’ve made as a firm and are excited about what we will be able to do next as we join the LGBT Chamber.”

Michael Best is a full service firm with more than 220 lawyers who provide their clients with the exceptional legal service and business acumen that have defined the firm for generations. They serve regional, national, and international corporations, as well as municipalities, trade associations, nonprofits, family trusts, and individuals. Their clients range in size from small start-up ventures to global Fortune 500 companies, in many different industries.

In addition, Michael Best recently received a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index, earning it the distinction among the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”

 “We are thankful for Michael Best’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Their investment will allow us to continue to expand and help LGBT and allied businesses around the state grow,” said Rae.

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community, and educational programming to its members. The organization has more than 470 members from around the state. In 2015, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received the National Chamber of the Year Award from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). More information can be found online at:

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