PLI’s Cutting-Edge Employment Law Issues 2018: The California Difference

Practising Law Institute (PLI)

Speaking Engagement | September.13.2018 | 9am - 5pm (Pacific Standard Time)

PLI California Center (Webcast available)
Employment partners Tim Long and Erin Connell will be participating in PLI’s Cutting-Edge Employment Law Issues 2018: The California Difference. Tim Long is co-chair of this year’s PLI conference and will present along with Orrick partner, Erin Connell. This full-day event addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California State law considerations. The program will provide a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. For more information and to view the full agenda, please click below.

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Pay Equity

Erin M. Connell Partner Employment Law & Litigation, Pay Equity

San Francisco

Erin M. Connell, Co-chair of Orrick's EEO & OFCCP Compliance Group and Pay Equity Task Force, represents employers in high stakes employment litigation and is an expert in equal employment opportunity law, pay equity, and OFCCP compliance.

Erin's practice covers all aspects of employment law. She defends employers in class actions and other complex cases, as well as in systemic investigations and audits by the EEOC, OFCCP, and the California DFEH. Erin has led dozens of internal pay equity analyses and is a trusted advisor for several of the nation's most prominent employers on developing areas of employment law, including DEI, OFCCP compliance, pay equity, and issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Erin also is an accomplished trial lawyer. She has tried several cases before juries and in arbitration, and has obtained numerous defense summary judgment rulings and other favorable resolutions in state and federal court. Erin led the trial team that obtained a complete dismissal for Oracle in OFCCP v. Oracle, the largest pay equity case ever brought by OFCCP, which garnered national media attention and earned Erin recognition as a "Litigator of the Week" by the American Lawyer and a 2021 Employment MVP by Law360.

Erin's clients include leading technology and Fortune 500 companies, including: Oracle, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, Pinterest, Airbnb, SiriusXM, Dropbox, Amgen, Dolby, Splunk, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and Delta Dental.

Erin is currently the management chair of the ABA Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. She is also a faculty member with the Institute for Workplace Equality (IWE), and frequently speaks on California and national employment law issues, including for IWE, the ABA, the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) and the American Employment Legal Council (AELC). She has published numerous articles on employment law in publications around the country, including the ABA Journal of Law & Employment Law. She also provides employment law training and conducts internal investigations on employment-related matters.