Civil Rights and Racial Equity Audits
Companies and their boards are facing increasing pressure from shareholders and other stakeholders to follow through on their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) commitments. Our Civil Rights and Racial Equity Audit Practice is among the nation’s first dedicated legal teams focused on conducting racial equity audits and other civil rights audits—proactive, powerful tools that help ensure that companies and investment firms are delivering on their commitments, while mitigating potential legal, reputational and business risk.
IN THE NEWS
Loretta Lynch Discusses Civil Rights & Racial Equity Audit Practice in New York Law Journal Innovation Profile
Civil Rights & Racial Equity Audit Practice Chair Loretta Lynch spoke with the New York Law Journal about the practice’s achievements since its launch last year, for which Paul, Weiss was awarded an NYLJ 2023 “Innovation Award.”
Paul, Weiss Civil Rights and Racial Equity Audits Practice to Win Innovation Award in the New York Law Journal’s 2023 Legal Awards
Paul, Weiss’s Civil Rights and Racial Equity Audits Practice will be honored with an Innovation Award in the New York Law Journal’s 2023 Legal Awards.
Litigation partner Loretta Lynch is featured in the “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” section of LEADERS magazine’s July, August, September 2023 issue.
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In a wide-ranging interview with Law360 Pulse, litigation partner Loretta Lynch discussed racial equity and civil rights audits as crucial tools for companies to measure their progress in meeting their diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
Our Civil Rights and Racial Equity Audit group offers an independent examination of equity within an organization, and a concrete plan of action to address potential gaps in a thoughtful, timely and transparent manner aligned with each client’s unique business interests and priorities.
No firm has more experience than we do in helping companies and boards safely manage and navigate potentially serious allegations and demands from shareholders.