Anti-Discrimination Investigations, Workplace Culture Reviews and Equity Audits

Anti-Discrimination

Experience

  • Retained by the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of a large technology company to conduct an independent assessment of workplace culture, including the company’s policies and practices concerning discrimination, harassment and other workplace issues; how the company evaluates, promotes and compensates employees; and how the company responds to and investigates complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. 
  • Conducted a review of the anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation compliance program at major tech company, and developed recommendations to make the program best in class.
  • Conducted a culture review of Point72 in the wake of a high-profile lawsuit alleging a hostile work environment, including an assessment of the company’s policies, procedure training materials and interviews of numerous employees regarding their experience at the company.  
  • Conducted a culture review for the New York Mets under the direction of new ownership, including a review of its anti-harassment policies and procedures, its processes for addressing workplace concerns and interviews of employees about their workplace experience, to develop recommendations to enhance workplace culture.
  • Conducting an equity audit for a large asset manager, including an assessment of policies and procedures related to discrimination, harassment and retaliation and its investigatory practices when complaints are filed related to such issues.
  • Conducted an independent investigation for the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan into allegations of a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct by an athletics team physician.
  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a prominent national public charter school network regarding allegations of historical sexual misconduct against a board member, including a comprehensive review of sexual harassment policies, protocols and training materials. 
  • Conducted an internal review of anti-discrimination policies, procedures and practices on behalf of a prominent national nonprofit educational organization. 
  • Represented the Board of Regents of a state university system in connection with allegations that senior university athletic and administrative personnel mishandled reports of domestic violence.
  • Conducted an internal review of policies, procedures and workplace culture on behalf of a leading advertising agency in the wake of reported allegations of race discrimination and inequity. 
  • Conducted an investigation of allegations of racial discrimination as well as a culture review regarding issues of discrimination and equity within a department of a national restaurant group.
  • Conducting an independent review on behalf of a Special Committee of the Board of Directors of a large international nonprofit dedicated to helping refugees.
  • Conducted a workplace investigation regarding claims of discrimination at a major cultural institution.
  • Conducted an investigation of workplace discrimination claims at major financial institution.
  • Conducted an investigation of allegations of racial discrimination against a senior leader within a particular department of a major national retailer. 
  • In the aftermath of the improper indictment of members of Duke University’s lacrosse team, conducted an internal review for the board and helping the university address follow-on litigation.

Anti-Discrimination Investigations, Workplace Culture Reviews and Equity Audits