The U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding affirmative action leaves not only higher education, but corporate America, wondering what comes next. The decision’s impact will be felt beyond the classroom and into the boardroom. It has also raised questions on employment issues; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts, and it may impact the broader culture in companies nationwide.

Speakers: Raymond A. Cardozo Tyree P. Jones Kim M. Watterson Jeffrey M. Weimer

Event Type: Webinar, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, CLE / CPD

Start Date/Time:
13 July 2023, 8:00 AM PDT
End Date/Time:
13 July 2023, 9:00 AM PDT

Reed Smith brings together lawyers from our higher education, appellate, and labor and employment teams to discuss the ramifications of this landmark decision. Our discussion will cover:

  • Key points of the decision and its immediate impact
  • Broader implications for employers and the ruling’s interplay with Title VII, reverse discrimination and disparate impact issues
  • Impacts on DEI programs and ESG goals, the potential for pushback and how organizations can respond