Craig Leen

Partner - K&L Gates LLP

Craig Leen is a partner in the DC office of K&L Gates in the Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety practice group. He previously served as OFCCP Director and has been a frequent speaker at NILG conferences. In addition, Craig serves on the Circa Board, Eightfold Advisory Board, RespectAbility Advisory Board, and Disability:IN DC Metro Advisory Board. He is also a Professorial Lecturer in Law at GW Law and on the faculty of the Institute for Workplace Equality. Craig is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, and New York, and he is board certified by The Florida Bar in city, county, and local government law.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Tuesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Tuesday, July 26

Workshop 2

Effective Conciliation and Mediation Strategies Craig Leen (K&L Gates)

Former OFCCP Director Craig Leen will provide insights to help you conciliate and mediate more effectively with the agency. OFCCP litigation historically takes years and has uncertain outcomes. A reasonable settlement is often best. This presentation will focus on how and when to engage OFCCP in conciliation or mediation, what to focus on in presenting a settlement to OFCCP, and how to maximize your chances at a reasonable settlement under OFCCP procedures.

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Wednesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Wednesday, July 27

Workshop 2

Lighting the Path for Strategic Audit Management
Amanda Bowman (DCI Consulting), Connie Cody (Coca Cola)

Once the desk audit is submitted an audit can take many paths, which can be difficult to plan for and manage. This session will provide strategies to approach some common, or noteworthy, requests seen in OFCCP audits. Presenters will bring practitioner and employer perspectives to addressing these requests and preparation. Participants will learn common requests made during OFCCP audits, strategies to prepare for and respond to requests and  ways to prepare the business for the unknowns.