Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
Strategic Counseling and Litigation

Multidisciplinary approach to advising and partnering with clients on compliant strategies to foster diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces

Why Cooley

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has been top of mind for many companies over the last several years. With recent developments – including the US Supreme Court’s decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, political and legislative pressure, and civil litigation opposing DEI-related initiatives – DEI is an ongoing priority and concern for many of our clients. Using a multidisciplinary approach across numerous practice areas, our team stands ready to offer comprehensive support and strategic counsel.

Cooley helps clients of all sizes navigate the complexities of DEI-related trends and laws, including complying with legal obligations and implementing a variety of voluntary DEI initiatives. From examining DEI policies and practices and conducting pay equity audits to designing tailored DEI-related training programs, advising on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and data privacy compliance, and helping companies investigate DEI-related allegations and defend against discrimination complaints, we remain committed – in this continually evolving landscape – to empowering our clients to thrive in an increasingly diverse marketplace.

We recognize the importance of DEI efforts in attracting and retaining top talent and strengthening relationships with clients, customers, investors and other stakeholders. We also understand that DEI means something different in each organization, and we have experience developing comprehensive DEI strategies tailored to each client’s unique needs and organizational culture. Whether your organization is an early-stage, growing or late-stage private company, public company, investment fund, government contractor, nonprofit or any other entity, our team can provide support and counsel for any DEI-related issues you may face and strategies you are considering.

DEI is a priority for us, too. At Cooley, we are dedicated to cultivating a vibrant culture steeped in diversity, equity and inclusion that reflects the dynamic global landscape we operate within. Our internal commitment to DEI – and experience implementing our own DEI practices –reinforces and strengthens our ability to counsel clients on their DEI-related strategies.

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