Erin Connell

Partner - Orrick, Harrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Erin Connell is an employment partner and Co-chair of Orrick's EEO & OFCCP Compliance Group and Pay Equity Task Force.  Erin represents employers in high stakes employment litigation and is an expert in equal employment opportunity law, pay equity, and OFCCP compliance. Erin 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 led the trial team that obtained a complete dismissal for Oracle in OFCCP v. Oracle, a high-stakes systemic compensation discrimination case, 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.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Tuesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Tuesday, July 26

Workshop 3

Pay Equity 2.0: Looking Beyond Just Pay Adjustments
Erin Connell (Orrick), Laura Mitchell (Jackson Lewis)

The importance of developing compliant and competitive compensation systems that attract and retain top talent while withstanding legal challenges, OFCCP audits and EEOC investigations has never been greater.  In this session, two thought leaders in the pay equity field will discuss (1) best practices for equitable and transparent compensation systems, (2) meaningful ways to analyze for pay equity at the group and individual level, and (3) practical advice for promoting pay equity internally and externally.