Webinar Series Pt III: The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling on American Businesses
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Webinar Series Pt III: The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling on American Businesses

May 22, 2024
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The recent Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative action has raised many questions among businesses in the United States, especially regarding its application in employment.  This webinar will delve into the current status of affirmative action rulings by the Supreme Court and explore their applicability for private sector organizations. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to insights from prominent legal experts regarding the present political landscape and the true ramifications of the SCOTUS ruling. They will also delve into the immediate consequences for corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, and explore the likelihood of leveraging the decision as a foundation for further DEI program development.

About the Speaker

Sofia is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and member of the Firm’s ESG & Impact Practice Group, which advises some of the world’s most sophisticated and dynamic private equity firms, corporations, and project sponsors and lenders on complex and evolving legal issues relating to ESG and climate-related regulatory requirements, investor demands, strategic opportunities, and voluntary reporting frameworks and coalitions.

Sofia’s practice focuses largely on social and governance issues. She leads Kirkland’s DEI strategic services, advising clients one merging legal developments, risk assessments, and risk mitigation strategies related to DEI. She also counsels clients on ESG and DEI disclosures in sustainability reports, proxy statements and annual reports, which includes advising on regulatory requirements, international disclosure trends, and industry best practices. Her experience advising on governance matters includes assessments of ESG programs and disclosures, board and management governance counseling through presentations and trainings, and shareholder activism defense. She helps clients to identify opportunities to tailor their ESG programs to their particular goals while mitigating legal and reputational risks, including developing strategies for integrating ESG into larger business and governance practices.

Prior to focusing on ESG full time, Sofia spent over a decade working on cross-border capital markets matters across Latin America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Japan while based in New York, London, and Tokyo. She uses this international lens to stay abreast of global regulatory developments and trends related to ESG. Sofia has represented companies across a range of industries, including technology and energy companies, as well as financial institutions.

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