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Is a Toxic Workplace a Sports Deal Killer?, International Employment Lawyer

November 23, 2022

Partners Sharon Perley Masling and Louise Skinner and associate Liz Polido wrote an article for International Employment Lawyer explaining how sports team investors are taking a closer look at an organization’s culture during the dealmaking process. The piece discusses the importance of assessing workplace culture before an acquisition or merger, and notes that an increased focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts makes it likely these efforts will continue.

“We expect workplace culture and DEI to become even more critical going forward, given the recent trend by investors to examine workplace-culture issues as part of deal due diligence, the general sentiment from the sports industry to do a better job of handling racial and gender equity issues, and the proposed mandatory disclosures related to workforce diversity,” they said in the article.

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