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Claudia A. Halasz

Associate
Denver

P 303-892-0404
F 303-892-5575
Claudia.Halasz@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Claudia A. Halasz is an Associate in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She practices primarily at the intersection of employment law and higher education law, focusing on affirmative action compliance. Ms. Halasz is also a member of the firm's Pay Equity Resource Group.

Ms. Halasz helps clients develop sensible affirmative action plans and comply with regulations promulgated by the DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). She also conducts pay equity analyses and defends clients during OFCCP investigations and audits. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Halasz practiced as Assistant University Counsel at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, focusing on employment matters, Title IX and regulatory compliance, and contract law. In addition to negotiating and drafting contracts, Ms. Halasz wrote policies and procedures on sexual harassment, animals on campus, disability accommodations appeals, and contract administration.

During law school, Ms. Halasz interned with the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), the Educational Opportunities Section of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, the San Francisco City Attorney's Office Labor Division, and United Educators. At American University Washington College of Law, she served as Senior Articles Editor of the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, as well as the choreographer for three original musicals with the American University Law Revue. Ms. Halasz also taught constitutional law to students at Washington, D.C.'s largest high school as a teaching fellow for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. 

Prior to law school, Ms. Halasz was a legal recruiter for Special Counsel.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • State Bar of Texas

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Wounded Warriors, Pro Bono Attorney

Published Works

  • “Food for Thought: Applying the ADA to Students with Food Allergies,” NACUANOTES (August 2014) [Author]
  • “It’s Not Easy Being G-Free: Why Celiac Disease Should Be a Disability Covered Under the ADA,” American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law (2013) [Author]

See AllPublications

June 15, 2017

Oregon Enacts Expansive Pay Equity Law

June 15, 2017

The Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 greatly extends pay equity protections to a variety of protected classes, prohibits employers from asking for applicants’ salary history, and expands existing remedies available to employees. House Bill 2005 also offers key protections and a safe harbor for employers. The majority of the Act’s... Read More

October 19, 2016

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rules ‘Misguided,’ ‘Unlawful’ and Must be Blocked, Says Texas Lawsuit – TRO Hearing Scheduled for October 21

October 19, 2016

Several large construction and security industry groups have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to block the heavily criticized Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 and related rules. The court has scheduled a temporary restraining order (TRO) hearing for October 21, 2016, just four... Read More