Practice Details

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Intentional attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is essential to promote workplace cohesion, attract and retain talent, create business opportunities, and comply with the law. Our attorneys in the DE&I practice group have extensive experience assisting employers of all sizes, including companies and educational institutions, in the creation, implementation, and management of DE&I efforts.

The DE&I practice group assists employers with the following:

1. DE& I Assessments

  • Drafting and analyzing the results of climate surveys
  • Formulation of proactive strategies to enhance D&I programs
  • Facilitation of workplace DE&I town halls and/or employee discussion groups

2. DE&I Program Development and Implementation

  • Advising on the creation of employee resource groups
  • Drafting related policies, communications, and materials
  • Creating processes for gathering feedback and diversity data
  • Guiding public relations, governmental, philanthropic, and community engagement

3. DE&I Legal Counseling

  • Counseling clients on legal issues related to D&I programs and initiatives, including best practices to prevent and defend claims
  • Evaluating and assessing D&I programs for legal risks and providing advice on risk-reduction measures

4. DE&I Training

  • Customized unconscious bias and microaggressions training
  • One-on-one DE&I focused leadership training