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’s Racial Equity Audit of Amazon’s Labor Practices Highlighted by Washington Post
May 3, 2022
The Washington Post highlighted litigation partner Loretta Lynch’s racial equity audit work for Amazon in its article, “What Are Civil Rights Audits, and Why Are Companies Doing Them?” The article describes the increasing popularity among major corporations of civil rights audits, also known as racial equity audits, in which companies commission independent examinations of whether they are causing or perpetuating discrimination.