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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.

Loretta Lynch Discusses Civil Rights & Racial Equity Audit Practice in New York Law Journal Innovation Profile

September 29, 2023

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.”

In the Q+A, Loretta discusses some of the audits we’ve led, including an assessment of equal justice in the New York State Court System; and the launch of Paul, Weiss’s dedicated practice to meet the growing demand from clients for guidance on diversity and inclusion issues. She also offers advice to junior attorneys looking to advance their own innovative ideas or visions.

“Whatever path you choose, in order to advance your ideas and innovations, you should work hard to develop your skills and raise your hand for challenging work,” Loretta says. “Investing in your own professional development is invaluable for your growth and the clients you serve.”

» read the Q+A

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