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Webinar: Managing DEI During Tumultuous Times

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April 4 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

1 Participatory MCLE Credits; 1 Recognition and Elimination of Bias

Presented by the In-House Interest Group.

Employer DEI programs continue to face legal and public relations challenges since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard/UNC decisions. Organizations, employees and shareholders are all suing. Yet, employers continue to push their DEI preferences forward. This practical session covers employer initiatives and risk mitigation strategies associated with everything from aspirational goals and the importance of data analytics to diverse slate programs, employee resource groups and internship programs. 

Participants will learn:

  1. Legal Parameters Regarding DEI Initiatives;
  2. How to Identify Legal and Reputational Risks; 
  3. Unresolved DEI related legal Issues to Monitor and 
  4. Mitigation Strategies

Speakers: Christopher Patrick and Michael Thomas

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Christopher Patrick is Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. with a client-recognized track record of strategic, actionable advice and beneficial results in areas including equal employment opportunity (EEO), pay equity, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), affirmative action planning, OFCCP defense, and workforce analytics.

Michael Thomas is a principal in the Orange County office of Jackson Lewis P.C. As a co-leader of the firm’s Corporate Diversity Counseling practice group, he dedicates his practice to helping clients develop and implement legally compliant diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.  Michael’s keen legal perspective is rooted in his unique blend of an MBA-level understanding of business, emotional intelligence, and empathy. His multidisciplinary practice is built on listening, collaboration, and a relentless focus on achieving clients’ goals.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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