Lauren Hicks devotes the majority of her practice to representing federal contractors and subcontractors in compliance evaluations and administrative enforcement actions triggered by the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
Ms. Hicks counsels employers on the preparation, management, and defense of their affirmative action programs and related matters, including jurisdictional analyses and preventative strategies. She has extensive experience with investigating and resolving systemic discrimination issues stemming from statistical disparities in hiring, compensation, and testing. Ms. Hicks has litigated numerous claims before courts and administrative agencies.
Ms. Hicks most recently served as a District Director for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs in the United States Department of Labor. In that role Ms. Hicks oversaw hundreds of OFCCP compliance evaluations, resolving several of the agency’s largest discrimination cases. Prior to her employment with the government, Ms. Hicks litigated a broad spectrum of employment matters on behalf of Plaintiffs, including collective actions.