April 29, 2021

How to Protect Your Company When Privacy and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Intersect



Increasingly, companies and organizations recognize the value of diversity, equity and inclusion programs in their business model and daily practices. Similarly, employers understand the importance of personal privacy and the accompanying rules and restrictions. So how do lawyers advise and assist organizations in balancing these needs when they become a paradox?

We discussed the impacts of privacy on diversity and inclusion initiatives, explored the contrasting approaches between the U.S. and EU, and assessed the challenges of implementing a global program.

Questions? Please contact Jenna Innocenzi or call +1 215 988 1104.

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  • California – 1 participatory hour of elimination of bias credit;
  • Colorado – 1 live hour of ethics credit;
  • Connecticut – 1 reciprocal hour of ethics credit;
  • Delaware – 1 hour of ethics credit;
  • Illinois – 1 hour of professional responsibility credit; for the diversity/inclusion requirement;
  • Indiana – 1 distance hour of ethics continuing education credit;
  • New Jersey – 1.2 distance hours of credit for diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias;
  • New York – 1 non-traditional hour of diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias credit for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys;
  • Pennsylvania – 1 distance hour of ethics CLE credit; and
  • Texas – 1 hour of legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.

An application for approval of this course has been submitted and is pending in the following states: Delaware, Iowa, Minnesota and Virginia.

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