TYSONS CORNER, Va. (February 26, 2019) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Chris Gokturk as a principal in its Tysons Corner, Va., office. Gokturk has more than 20 years of experience in compliance, enterprise risk management and statistical analyses.
“Chris brings a unique skillset in conducting risk assessments, analyzing employment data and advising on compliance with requirements enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP),” said Michael McIntosh, Littler’s office managing shareholder in Tysons Corner. “Her experience and insights will be invaluable for our clients, including those pursuing government contracts as they navigate an ever-evolving landscape of affirmative action regulations and anti-discrimination laws.”
Gokturk is a non-attorney consultant who specializes in helping employers understand and mitigate their systemic discrimination risks, and also in the development, implementation and defense of compliant and data-driven affirmative action programs. She is capable of consulting on all phases of the OFCCP compliance review process. Gokturk is also knowledgeable about implementation of applicant tracking and human resources information systems and can provide guidance to clients on issues related to talent acquisition, analyses of compensation data, performance management, diversity and inclusion metrics, workforce planning and restructuring, as well as the systems utilized to manage these functions.
“Chris has a strong technical understanding of the systems companies use to manage employees and how those systems communicate with each other,” said Littler shareholder Lance Gibbons, who previously worked with Gokturk. “She’s highly respected by her peers and clients, and her extensive experience advising on OFCCP matters, risk management and analyses of employment data compliments our OFCCP attorneys’ work and will further strengthen our capabilities in this area.”
With a deep background in analyzing compensation and employment transactions data, as well as extensive experience on pay equity issues, Gokturk will work closely with Littler’s data capabilities team, as well as play an integral role in the analyses conducted through the Littler Pay Equity Assessment™.
“Littler’s leading role in leveraging technology and data-driven insights to help employers better manage their workforces, as well as its depth of experience counseling government contractors on affirmative action and OFCCP compliance issues, was a perfect fit for me,” Gokturk said. “I’m excited about the opportunity Littler’s platform offers in risk assessments, pay equity audits and statistical analyses of employment data.”
With more than 1,500 labor and employment attorneys in offices around the world, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere. Our diverse team and proprietary technology foster a culture that celebrates original thinking, delivering groundbreaking innovation that prepares employers for what’s happening today, and what’s likely to happen tomorrow.