Constangy partner Punam Rogers will participate as a panelist in a session at the American Bar Association’s 16th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.

The panel, “Beyond Compliance: What are the Interests Competing with DEI Compliance and Initiative – and Can They Co-Exist?” will discuss the most impactful and forward-thinking DEI policies and practices implemented in the workplace that also are grounded in social science research. In addition, panelists will examine how each constituency can work together to create diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The panel will also explore the tension between implementing DEI initiatives that truly effectuate change and how these DEI initiatives impact discrimination complaints by employees and the investigation and litigation of those complaints, including recent legal challenges to mandatory DEI training.

Rogers serves as co-chair of the Firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practice group. Rogers partners with employers—both large and small—to review, develop, and implement DEI programs that will enable each business to achieve maximum performance. She assists employers in strengthening morale among team members and building confidence with customers, vendors, and the public at large. Her team has deep DEI auditing capabilities, and are able to pinpoint areas for improvement in organizations’ operations where diversity, equity, and inclusion can be utilized as a competitive advantage.

For more information on the conference, click here.


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