Counsel, Faculty & Contributors
Erin M. Connell
Orrick

Erin is an employment partner and Co-Chair of Orrick’s EEO & OFCCP Compliance Group and Pay Equity Task Force. Erin’s practice covers all aspects of employment law.  Erin has successfully defended numerous class actions, systemic discrimination investigations, and complex individual cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage-and-hour claims. Erin has particular expertise in the area of pay equity, compensation analyses, and diversity initiatives; and regularly advises clients with respect to OFCCP and other EEO audits.

Erin also is an accomplished trial lawyer. She has tried several cases in both court and arbitration, and has successfully has obtained numerous defense summary judgment rulings and other favorable resolutions for her clients.  Erin led the trial team that obtained a complete dismissal for Oracle in OFCCP v. Oracle, a high-stakes systemic compensation discrimination case that garnered national media attention and earned Erin and her team recognition as “Litigators of the Week” by the American Lawyer.

Erin is currently the management chair of the ABA Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, and frequently speaks on California and national employment law issues.  She has published numerous articles on employment law in publications around the country, including the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.  She also provides training on managing within the law and preventing sexual harassment, and conducts internal investigations on employment-related matters.