Christopher Patrick

Principal - Jackson Lewis P.C.

Christopher Patrick is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is a member of the Firm’s Affirmative Action Compliance and OFCCP Defense Practice Group and Pay Equity Resource Group. Chris partners with employers on practical solutions to ensure equal employment opportunity, including counseling on affirmative action, pay equity and transparency, and diversity.  In short, Chris develops actionable strategies under privilege that identify and eliminate unseen barriers to EEO in personnel practices—often informed by trends in employee data.  Chris is a member of ILG Colorado and a Steering Committee Member of ILG Northern California.

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

PRE-CONFERENCE Monday, July 25

Workshop 4

Audit Prep Starts Now (Even If You’re Not on the CSAL)
Christopher Chrisbens, Christopher Patrick, (Jackson Lewis)  

Audit preparation doesn’t have to be scary.  Or hard.  This session will empower attendees to ensure ongoing compliance and prepare for an audit well before it’s scheduled.  Participants will learn:
• What is required to submit in an OFCCP audit
• Little-known technical obligations that OFCCP enforces to ensure ongoing compliance
• How to develop a game plan to balance your compliance risk, competing time commitments, and calmly respond to an OFCCP audit letter 

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Tuesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Tuesday, July 26

Workshop 5

Leveraging the Power of Regression Analysis to Evaluate & Explain Decisions
Michelle Duncan, Christopher Patrick (Jackson Lewis)

In this session, participants will learn how OFCCP investigates for hiring discrimination during audits.  We will also explore how logistic regression can help defend against “traditional” adverse impact in hiring and identify strategies to implement logistic regression—proactively or during audit—to evaluate hiring decisions efficiently and accurately at scale.