PLI’s OFCCP & Government Contractors 2017

Practicing Law Institute

Seminar | February.01.2017 | 1pm - 5pm (Eastern Standard Time)

PLI New York Center
Employment partner Christopher Wilkinson and Employment Senior Counsel Gary Siniscalco will be participating in PLI’s OFCCP & Government Contractors 2017. This program provides an in-depth look at the OFCCP’s focus under a Trump administration.  Geared toward in-house employment counsel, HR leaders with responsibility for EEO compliance, and any senior diversity leader, as well as outside counsel, who advise government contractors on their EEO compliance, our expert faculty of in-house and outside counsel will offer their high-level expertise on OFCCP activities and priorities under the new Trump administration.  Plus, they will also address working with the OFCCP, key areas for investigation and enforcement, practical advice and insights on addressing compensation issues in audits, and practical strategies for addressing OFCCP’s approach to investigations and enforcement.
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Practice:

  • Litigation & IP Sector
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Cross Border Employment Law Issues
  • Pay Equity

Gary Siniscalco Senior Counsel Employment Law & Litigation, Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

San Francisco

Gary, Senior Counsel and Co-Chair of Orrick's EEO & OFCCP Compliance Group, is a “zealous and well-connected advocate in the employment law arena” as described in Chambers by clients and peers. He has extensive experience in counseling and litigation defense for clients on equal opportunity, affirmative action (OFCCP) compliance, wrongful discharge, and in working with companies on cross-border employment issues. 

Gary has handled numerous class actions, pattern and practice cases and government audits, in court and before the EEOC and Department of Labor. Most recently, Gary served as senior counsel on the Orrick team that obtained a complete dismissal for Oracle in OFCCP v. Oracle, a high-stakes systemic compensation discrimination case that garnered national media attention. Gary and the Orrick team was named "Litigator of the Week" by American Lawyer for their role in the successful defense of Oracle in litigation against the OFCCP. He brings a particularly unique perspective to clients on matters involving the EEOC, having served as regional counsel and senior trial attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in San Francisco prior to joining Orrick.

Gary also has an extensive class actions practice, focusing on litigation, consent decree strategies and preventive advice. He has been designated as an expert or retained as special counsel in several federal court class actions throughout the United States.

Gary’s counseling practice extends beyond the United States and includes assisting U.S. multinational companies in dealing with complex employee issues in foreign jurisdictions

Gary is widely recognized as one the top management employment lawyers in the United States by every major ranking organization, including Chambers USA, the National Law Journal, Best of the Best USA (Euromoney), and Who’s Who Legal. Among management employment lawyers in the United States and Europe, Gary is ranked in the top 10 of Who’s Who international management labor and employment lawyers and is described as “absolutely superb.”

Gary also serves regularly on the NYU faculty for training federal judges on employment law, the OFCCP Institute, PLI International Employment Law and ABA Labor and Employment Law Section programs.