Companies and investment firms are increasingly under pressure from shareholders, employees and customers to certify that public commitments to DE&I are being fulfilled. A racial equity or civil rights audit is a powerful tool that companies can deploy to actively address potential gaps, get ahead of any risks and ensure that their actions are aligned with their values. No firm has more experience in these matters than Paul, Weiss.
— Loretta E. Lynch, former U.S. Attorney General and litigation partner at Paul Weiss, commenting on the firm’s new practice area that she will lead while working alongside many powerful legal heavy hitters. “We are living in an era of increased stakeholder scrutiny and accountability, with companies assessing their programs and policies to identify gaps and disparate impacts,” said Paul Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp. “With the launch of this practice, we are bringing our deep expertise in internal investigations – as well as our storied history litigating civil rights cases – to help companies address potential deficiencies and ensure continued support from their key stakeholders.”
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