Yosemite Conference 2019

Speaking Engagement | February.08.2019 | 3:45pm - 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time)

The Lodge at Yosemite

Partner Erin Connell will speak at the 2019 Yosemite Conference presented by The Labor and Employment Law Section of the San Francisco Bar Association. Erin will speak on the pay equity panel:

Developments in Pay Equity

Practitioners representing various perspectives will discuss recent statutory amendments, including the use of prior pay when setting starting salaries, trends in litigation, focusing on California’s technology jobs. The panel will share their advice for employers for complying with the law and ensuring that women are paid fairly.

MCLE : 1 Hour

 

CLE Credits Available: Y

6546_740x360

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.