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Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program's (OFCCP) New Deputy Director

We have learned that Patrick Patterson will soon be announced as the new Deputy Director of OFCCP in the Agency’s national office, replacing Les Jin.  Since 2010, Deputy Director Patterson has served as Senior Counsel to EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien, who recently announced her departure from the Commission.  Consistent with other recent OFCCP appointments, Deputy Director Patterson has a lengthy history of plaintiff-side civil rights advocacy, including holding positions as Regional Counsel for the NAACP. In addition, he taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School and UCLA Law School.

Deputy Director Patterson’s official “start date” with OFCCP is not known at this time, but with everything going on with the Agency these days, (from new regulations to increased audit activity) we except he will jump in very soon.

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Laura Mitchell, Jackson Lewis, Management Representation lawyer, Contractual Drafting Attorney
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Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management exclusively in all areas of employment law, focusing on affirmative action and government contractor compliance.

Ms. Mitchell is a Principal in the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group, representing government and non-government contractors in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) matters, preparing for and defending OFCCP audits, and counseling employers on issues stemming...

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