Matthew Camardella

Principal - Jackson Lewis P.C.

Matt Camardella is a Principal in the Long Island, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is the Co-Leader of the Affirmative Action Compliance and OFCCP Defense Practice Group. Matt directs the preparation of more than 1,000 AAPs each year and has defended hundreds of OFCCP audits for a broad range of employers across the country. He also serves as the Practice Group lead on responding to OFCCP allegations of class-based discrimination. He regularly counsels clients about the design and implementation of company-wide AAP structures, applicant tracking systems, and complex “real world” compliance issues. He spends significant time advising clients on their compensation practices and directing pay equity analysis. Matt is currently a member of the NILG Advisory Council.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

PRE-CONFERENCE Monday, July 25

Workshop 2

UNC and Harvard U:  Déjà vu of Fisher or Adieu to Affirmative Action?
Marilynn Schuyler (Schuyler Affirmative Action), Dean Sparlin (Sparlin Law), Matt Camardella (Jackson Lewis) 

The Supreme Court will soon consider two cases challenging the consideration of race in college admissions, which the Court previously approved in Fisher.  The Harvard case tests affirmative action at private institutions, while the University of North Carolina case arises in a public setting.  We will talk about the issues, the stakes, and the potential outcomes.  We will also discuss options for advancing diversity if Fisher is reversed. 

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM

Thursday, July 28 Thursday, July 28

Plenary Session: NILG Advisory Council: Thoughts on Compliance, Social Equity and the 2022 Conference

Matthew Carmadella (Jackson Lewis), Inderdeep Chatrath (Duke-Ret), Valentin Estevez (Charles River Associates), Moderator: Paul McGovern

The NILG Advisory Council is comprised of subject matter experts who provide input to the NILG Board on regulatory matters of importance to federal contractors.  Advisory Council members will share their impression of Conference high points, best practices for being a “Beacon for Change”, and the state of Agency/federal contractor relations.