Law regarding the (intentional or unintentional) discriminatory impact of data and technology is a growing field. But HWG doesn’t come to this area of law as a neophyte. We combine civil rights compliance, internal investigations, and litigation experience with decades of experience with emerging technologies. This experience allows us to help clients to create opportunity by design and mitigate the risks associated with this area of law, as well as counsel individuals who believe their data has been used to discriminatory ends. And when litigation ensues, the firm can draw on its deep bench of experienced litigators and its substantive knowledge to ably represent its clients in court.
Partner Roy L. Austin spearheads HWG’s work in this area. Mr. Austin was a Justice Department civil rights prosecutor and litigator for more than a decade and recently joined HWG from the White House where, among other accomplishments, he helped write the White House Report on the Intersection of Big Data and Civil Rights.