Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resource Center

Since the United States Supreme Court released its decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard in June 2023, the landscape for corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (“DEI”) initiatives has experienced significant upheaval. Employers with robust DEI programs are facing an increased risk of litigation and many are grappling with how to maintain their DEI objectives while also mitigating risk. Gibson Dunn has formed a Workplace DEI Task Force, bringing to bear the Firm’s experience in employment, appellate and constitutional law, DEI programs, securities and corporate governance, and government contracts to help our clients conduct legally privileged audits of their DEI programs, assess litigation risk, develop creative and practical approaches to accomplish their DEI objectives in a lawful manner, and defend those programs in private litigation and government enforcement actions as needed. We are closely monitoring developments in this area and are preparing bi-monthly updates to help employers navigate the increasingly thorny environment of DEI post-SFFA. Those updates and other resources will be posted here. Should you have questions about developments in this space or about your own DEI programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of our DEI Task Force, listed below.

DEI Task Force

Jason C. Schwartz

Washington, D.C.

Katherine V.A. Smith

Los Angeles

Zakiyyah T. Salim-Williams

Washington, D.C.

Molly T. Senger

Washington, D.C.

Blaine H. Evanson

Orange County

Zoë Klein

Washington, D.C.