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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Our Labor & Employment Practice includes a team of diverse lawyers who concentrate in employment counseling and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) programs. We provide pragmatic employment legal advice- both nationwide and jurisdiction specific— that accounts for the client’s risk tolerance, cultural realities, operational bandwidth, and budget. Together, we design and implement employment compliance programs as well as strategic advice and planning that help foster positive employee relations that also strengthen DE&I, including innovative operating guides and job-aides; industry tailored dynamic trainings to virtually every organizational level; employment compliance audits and employee engagement sessions with an emphasis on DE&I. Moreover, with a heightened awareness of claims stemming from #MeToo to BLM to newly recognized LGBTQ+ federal workplace protections, we have the necessary experience to handle highly sensitive internal complaints and investigations, and to defend employment related claims of virtually any type, from routine single-plaintiff matters to high‐stakes class and collective actions in virtually any jurisdiction, court or arbitration forum, and/or government agency.

It is our view that DE&I challenges and opportunities are integral to every decision in the employment life cycle. Our team focuses on DE&I issues as they relate to the employment life cycle as well as on statutory compliance, risk mitigation, and enhanced brand value. Our pragmatic approach to strengthening DE&I focuses on helping clients to ensure transparency, objectivity, and consistency around pay, advancement, conduct, and performance standards and leadership and management that is inclusive in tone, bold in action, yet objective and legitimate in every decision-making process.