December 3, 2021

Volume XI, Number 337

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Christy E. Kiely

Christy’s practice encompasses employmentlitigation, EEOC charges, #MeToo investigations, pay equity analyses, advice, training, affirmative action, and audit defense before the OFCCP.

Christy’s work focuses on pay equity analyses, affirmative action work and audit defense before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. She also has substantial experience with employment litigation in federal and state courts, administrative practice before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and advice to business management and in-house counsel on a full range of employment issues. Christy enjoys conducting management and supervisor training on a wide range of legal and practical employment issues. She is a contributing author to the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives blog.

Christy is admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Relevant Experience

  • Has extensive nationwide experience defending audits by the Department of Labor-Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

  • Advises on a wide range of regulatory requirements and developments related to affirmative action and the OFCCP.

  • Prepares Affirmative Action Plans and conducts detailed pay analyses for companies of all sizes and structures.

  • Conducts privileged pay analyses for employers, both proactive and defensive, in response to pay equity claims.  Provides start-to-finish guidance throughout the process, from the creation of pay analysis groups, to the identification of pay factors, through multiple regression and cohort analyses, to action steps and equity adjustments.

  • Has substantial experience representing employers in connection with discrimination, harassment, denial-of-benefits, defamation, wrongful discharge and other claims in state and federal courts, including appeals.

  • Has litigated cases under all major federal employment statutes, including: Title VII, Section 1981, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, USERRA and ERISA.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Christy E. Kiely

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