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.
Loretta Lynch, Jeannie Rhee, Dave Curran and Lissette Duran Publish Corporate Counsel Article on the Importance of Racial Equity Audits
August 18, 2022
Litigation partners Loretta Lynch and Jeannie Rhee, Sustainability & ESG Advisory Practice Co-Chair Dave Curran and ESG associate Lissette Duran co-wrote an article for Corporate Counsel on the ways racial equity audits can be used as a tool to address longstanding issues of inequality in the workplace and beyond. In “Preparing for Racial Equity Audits,” published on August 18, the authors discuss how companies can tailor audits to address specific stakeholder concerns; what the potential benefits are; and how they can use the findings to effect positive change.