Partner - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Erin M. Connell is an employment partner and Co-Chair of Orrick’s EEO & OFCCP Compliance Group and Pay Equity Task Force. Erin’s practice covers all aspects of employment law. Erin has successfully defended numerous class actions, systemic discrimination investigations, and complex individual cases. Erin has particular expertise in the area of pay equity, compensation analyses, and diversity initiatives; and regularly advises clients with respect to OFCCP and other EEO audits. Erin also is an accomplished trial lawyer. She has tried several cases in both court and arbitration, and led the trial team that obtained a complete dismissal for Oracle in OFCCP v. Oracle, a high-stakes systemic compensation discrimination case that garnered national media attention and earned Erin and her team recognition as “Litigators of the Week” by the American Lawyer. Erin is also currently the management chair of the ABA Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, and frequently speaks on California and national employment law issues, including on OFCCP v. Oracle to the National ILG (February 2021).

Navigating the Pay Portion of an OFCCP Audit Under New Decisions & Regulations