Consuela A. Pinto is a Shareholder at FortneyScott where she advises clients on the full range of equal employment opportunity laws with a particular focus on compliance with workplace laws and regulations, federal government investigations, pattern and practice systemic claims, and compliance with federal contractors’ affirmative action and non-discrimination obligations. Her extensive experience and expertise in the employment field is the result of practicing in both the private and government sectors for more than twenty years.
Most recently, Ms. Pinto was a senior attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor in the National Office of the Solicitor where she was the Deputy Associate Solicitor in the Civil Rights and Labor Management Division. In her position at the Labor Department, Ms. Pinto advised DOL agencies on a wide range of regulatory, policy, and enforcement issues impacting a cross-section of workers, and Ms. Pinto also had significant managerial responsibilities. One of her key practice areas at DOL was advising the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Office of the Solicitor on enforcement matters related to federal contractors’ equal employment opportunity obligations.
Prior to joining the Department of Labor, Ms. Pinto served as Senior Counsel at the Center for WorkLife Law, where she was responsible for educating employers and their attorneys on the developing law of Family Responsibilities Discrimination. Ms. Pinto also has significant private practice experience. She represented employers on a nationwide basis in compliance reviews before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs as well as the full range of employment matters in federal and state courts and before federal and state agencies.
Ms. Pinto is a past President of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, a trained mediator, and author of a number of articles and blog postings related to family responsibilities discrimination, general EEO issues, and OFCCP compliance matters.