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Conducting Civil Rights Audits: Benefits and Best Practices

John Clabby and Simon Gaugush

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Two former AUSAs with Carlton Fields discuss the role of outside counsel in a civil rights audit, also known as a corporate culture review. Class Action Subcommittee Co-Chair Jack Clabby talks with his colleague, Simon Gaugush, a former Civil Rights Coordinator for the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida. What is a civil rights audit or corporate culture review, and why might a company conduct such an audit? Who should conduct these reviews and how are outside counsel being retained? What are the possible implications, and what should a company do after the audit? Jack and Simon discuss best practices for taking an introspective look at policies, practices, and services with transparency and accountability.

Presented by the Securities Litigation Commmittee