Show Notes: The Legal Battle Over Black Hair and Protective Hairstyles

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S4 E9: The Legal Battle Over Black Hair and Protective Hairstyles

UVA Law graduate Doriane Nguenang ’21 discusses her Virginia Law Review article on employment litigation and natural hair and protective hairstyles for Black workers.

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Show Notes: The Legal Battle Over Black Hair and Protective Hairstyles

Doriane Nguenang

Doriane Nguenang is an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group in Baker McKenzie's Washington, D.C., office. She focuses on corporate and securities law matters and has assisted in coordinating the delivery of corporate legal services in multiple jurisdictions.

Nguenang previously worked as a summer associate in Baker’s Washington, D.C., office. During her time as a summer associate, she conducted research and summarized cases on compassionate release, electronic monitoring in juvenile cases and remote hearings in child welfare cases. She also assisted the Transactional Practice Group on various matters, including amending a memorandum on gun-jumping publicity in securities offerings and drafting templates of the certificate of division and the plan of division for Delaware limited liability companies.

Nguenang advises clients on international and domestic securities and transactional matters, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance and disclosure issues, corporate governance matters and the negotiation of commercial contracts. Nguenang also regularly represents clients in the planning and implementation of global reorganization transactions, including post-acquisition integration, tax planning restructuring and spin-off transactions.

She is the author of the Virginia Law Review article “Black Women's Hair and Natural Hairstyles in the Workplace.”

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