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Challenging Antisemitism & Bias in the Workplace: Best Practices and Legal Remedies

Featuring Cheryl Drazin, Debbie L. Berman, Wendy Doernberg, Dani Nurik, Hindy Poupko

Mar 6, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET CLE
Unchecked antisemitism and bias in the workplace can foster a non-inclusive work culture that often impacts employee morale as well as a company's bottom line. With antisemitism on the rise, employers have both a moral and legal obligation to act — by taking concrete steps to counter bias and antisemitism in the workplace and by ensuring that the experiences of Jewish employees are part of the organizational culture and workplace diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies. This panel will provide an overview of best practices for combatting antisemitism in the workplace and will help equip employees with the tools and resources they need to understand their rights and available legal remedies. CLE Session Materials


Debbie L. Berman

Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

Debbie L Berman is a first chair trial lawyer at Jenner & Block LLP where she co-chairs the Business Litigation, Trade Secrets and First Amendment and Defamation practices. She leads cases and client teams for multinational companies facing significant business challenges. An experienced advisor to boards and the C-suite, she helps clients resolve complex commercial matters including contractual obligations, vendor relationships, and strategic partnerships. Debbie frequently is involved in matters that make national headlines, as well as situations that require discretion and sensitivity. Her deep experience and diverse skills are utilized on matters involving complicated business disputes, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, trademark protection, and First Amendment litigation related to new social media platforms. She also helps develop policies and build corporate culture to protect trade secrets in the United States and international jurisdictions.

Debbie is involved in a variety of leadership roles at Jenner & Block, including serving as the co-chair of the pro bono committee. She is chair emeritus of the firm’s Women’s Forum and was involved in launching the firm’s Jewish affinity group.

Debbie also serves in leadership roles in local, national and international philanthropic organizations. She currently is the board chair for the Midwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League where she has been involved for more than 15 years. She also is the President of the Harvard Law Society of Illinois. She is on the board of governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel where she chairs the audit committee. And she is on the board of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago where she has held a variety of leadership positions over the past 30 plus years.

Wendy Doernberg

Senior Attorney-Advisor, Federal Sector Programs, Office of Federal Operations, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Wendy Doernberg is a Senior Attorney-Advisor in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Office of Federal Operations, Federal Sector Programs. Wendy specializes in a variety of federal sector equal employment opportunity issues. She has served on the implementation team for Executive 14035: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce since prior to its issuance in June 2021 and participates in various cross-agency initiatives to promote disability rights and accessibility. She is also the immediate past chair of the Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Committee. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she attended The George Washington University, where she majored in Political Science and Judaic Studies, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She previously worked for several federal agencies. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring DC with her husband, Aaron.

Dani Nurik

JLens Director of Advocacy

JLens invests in 300 of the most influential US public companies, and engages them on six Jewish value pillars. Dani oversees all of JLens’ direct advocacy and engagement with corporations. Dani has worked for a variety of organizations in the Jewish community focused on education and engagement in both the United States and Israel. Dani holds an MBA with a concentration on social impact and an MA in Jewish Professional Leadership from Brandeis University, as well as a BA in Public Health and Environmental Science from Brandeis University.

Hindy Poupko

Senior Vice President, Community Strategy and External Relations, UJA-Federation of New York

Hindy Poupko is the Senior Vice President for Community Strategy and External Relations. This newly created position matches Hindy’s strengths in planning and organizational development with her commitment to promoting community relations. In this role, Hindy oversees an integrated and holistic model of programmatic investment and government relations around key priority areas- including UJA’s work to confront antisemitism. Prior to this role, Hindy served as the Deputy Chief Planning Officer and Managing Director of UJA’s Commission on the Jewish People. Before coming to UJA, Hindy was the Managing Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. During her seven year tenure, Hindy led the agency’s efforts to build broad-based support for Israel in New York, advocated for the needs of Jewish communities abroad, and, in an increasingly challenging campus environment, developed innovative programming to support New York-area Hillels. Hindy also led the growth of the agency’s Council of Young Jewish Presidents, a leadership development program for young Jewish lay leaders. Prior to joining JCRC-NY, Hindy worked at a political consulting firm and as a Yeshiva University Presidential Fellow. She earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and a Master’s Degree from the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Hindy is a Wexner Graduate Fellow Alum and a Schusterman Fellow. In November 2012, Hindy was named to the Forward’s list of the 50 most influential Jews in America.


Cheryl Drazin

Senior Vice President, Talent and Knowledge, ADL

As Senior Vice President, Talent and Knowledge, Cheryl Drazin provides strategic leadership across all areas that affect the organization’s people and culture.

Cheryl joined ADL in 2013 as the Jean and Jerry Moore Civil Rights Area counsel and became Regional Director for the Dallas regional office in 2016. In 2020, Cheryl was appointed Vice President of the Central Division where she and her team worked daily to fight antisemitism and all forms of hate. In that capacity, Cheryl led operations for seven ADL regional offices. Cheryl was promoted to Senior Vice President for Talent and Knowledge in 2023. Prior to joining ADL, Cheryl was shareholder at a boutique labor and employment law firm where her practice focused on advocating for individuals who experienced workplace discrimination.

Cheryl earned her BA from Washington University in St. Louis and a JD from The University of Texas School of Law.