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Equity and Civil Rights Reviews

Increasingly, companies and their boards are facing increased scrutiny, evolving expectations and pressure from stakeholders and the broader public over equity and diversity commitments and outcomes. Whether conducted proactively or prompted by shareholder proposals or workplace incidents, the need for independent, objective, and rigorous audits and analyses of a company’s policies, practices, services and products can present a challenge for any company. The Firm’s multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive and concrete guidance to help mitigate legal, reputational and business risks associated with diversity, equity and inclusion issues.


Simpson Thacher offers a multidisciplinary team that includes former federal prosecutors, leaders of the Firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability Practice, employment lawyers, and public company advisors.

“Exceptionally talented legal advisors and litigators. I value counsel who takes on challenging legal discussions and provides clients with solid legal advice and strategy.”
The Legal 500 U.S. 2023, quoting a client

An Investigative Approach

Led by members of Simpson Thacher’s premier Government and Internal Investigations Practice with extensive experience in civil rights enforcement in both the criminal and civil arenas, the team provides a thorough approach to these matters—crafting reviews to the client’s needs and the particular facts. 

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