Overview

Lance E. Gibbons focuses his practice on advising clients on the specific workplace implications of federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, with a particular emphasis on the nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements enforced by the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Lance reviews every client affirmative action plan to ensure regulatory compliance, accuracy, and strategy, anticipating the larger legal implications of the information contained in the data analyses.

Lance has more than 15 years of experience counseling and representing employers on matters before the OFCCP, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and other federal, state, and local workplace regulatory and enforcement agencies. Lance provides his clients with a full range of advice and counsel on workplace legal and compliance requirements, including:

  • Advising and counseling clients on all workplace compliance requirements applicable to federal government contractors
  • Preparing OFCCP desk audit submissions and developing strategic responses to requests for additional information
  • Preparing, advising, and representing clients during OFCCP on-site audits and negotiating with OFCCP to resolve alleged violations
  • Conducting self-critical analyses of compensation data
  • Advising and counseling clients on compliance with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Conducting statistical disparity analyses for reductions in force
  • Developing training programs for HR professionals and management personnel regarding obligations as government contractors
  • Developing and implementing compliant diversity and inclusion programs

He also has significant experience using statistical and data analysis tools in the contexts of employer hiring decisions and applicant tracking, promotions, and terminations.

Prior to joining Littler, Lance was a partner at a Washington, D.C., firm where he advised employers on managing their workplace compliance risks. He also served as assistant general counsel to a related employer association. He previously served as senior counsel to Member Peter C. Schaumber at the National Labor Relations Board from 2004 to 2007. As such, he offered advice on legal issues and policy questions and represented Member Schaumber in agency proceedings. 

 

 

Speaking Engagements

Diversity Symposium 2018

West Virginia University

September 25, 2018

Federal Contractor Compliance Update

Pittsburgh ILG – National Industry Liaison Group

September 14, 2017

OFCCP Compliance Initiatives for 2015

Space Coast ILG – National Industry Liaison Group

January 28, 2015

OFCCP Compliance Initiatives for 2015

Pittsburgh ILG – National Industry Liaison Group

December 9, 2014
OFCCP's New Compliance Review Scheduling Letter and Attached Itemized Listing

October 22, 2014

Revisiting Internet Applicant in 2014

32nd Annual National Conference – ILG, Washington, DC

August 6, 2014

The OFCCP’s New Veterans and Disability Regulations

Pittsburgh ILG – National Industry Liaison Group

June 10, 2014

The Risks and Rewards of Self-Identification

Ohio ILG – National Industry Liaison Group

May 13, 2014
OFCCP's Final Regulations for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

March 18, 2014

OFCCP’s New Affirmative Action Regulations for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

Space Coast ILG - National Industry Liaison Group

October 14, 2013
OFCCP Final Veterans and Disabilities Regulations

October 10, 2013
OFCCP Final Veterans and Disabilities Regulations

October 8, 2013

Recent Development in OFCCP Compliance

Greater Houston ILG - National Industry Liaison Group

April 18, 2013

Manage Hiring Compliance

Meeting of the Minds 2013 - ADP, Las Vegas, NV

March 17-20, 2013
Workplace Diversity and Discrimination Claims

Denver, CO

June 14, 2012

OFCCP Update: Dealing with an Aggressive Regulatory and Enforcement Agenda

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 11, 2012
A Littler OFCCP Webinar Series

March 2, 2010

Education

  • J.D., Ohio Northern University College of Law, 1999With Distinction
  • B.S., Miami University, 1996

Bar Admission

District of Columbia
Pennsylvania

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit