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Laura A. Mitchell


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Laura A. Mitchell


Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is a member of the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group as well as the firm’s Pay Equity Resource Group. She is also on the leadership team for the firm’s Government Contractor Industry Group.

Her practice is focused on representing government and non-government contractors in OFCCP matters, preparing for and defending OFCCP audits, and counseling employers on issues stemming from OFCCP regulations. Ms. Mitchell personally oversees the development of hundreds of AAPs each year and is intimately involved in the defense of numerous OFCCP audits. She also spends significant time counseling companies in connection with conducting pay equity analyses as well as government contractor employment obligations.

Ms. Mitchell is the editor and a principal contributor of The Affirmative Action Law Advisor blog and frequently presents on pay equity, affirmative action compliance, OFCCP enforcement trends, and government contractor obligations.

Honors and Recognitions

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2020

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association


  • “A New Era of OFCCP Audits: The Focused Review,” HR Southwest Conference (Ft. Worth, TX, October 2019) (presenter)
  • “A New Era of OFCCP Audits: The Focused Review,” National Industry Liaison Group (Webinar, November 2019) (presenter)
  • “The Intersection Between Diversity and Affirmative Action: An Eye Opener,” HR Southwest Conference (Ft. Worth, TX, October 2019) (presenter)
  • “Understanding Pay Equity,” 2019 Physician and APP Compensation Workshop (Denver, CO, October 2019) (presenter)
  • “Colorado’s New Equal Pay Act – Are You Ready?,” Hospitality Human Resources Association (Denver, CO, September 2019) (presenter)
  • “Opening Your Eyes Through Your Affirmative Action Data: Another View of Diversity and Inclusion,” American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) (Indianapolis, IN, August 2019) (presenter) 
  • “Pay Equity and the Pressures Facing Companies to conduct Compensation and Analyses,” Kansas City Missouri Bar Association (KCMBA) (Kansas City, MO, June 2019) (co-presenter)
  • “Drinking from a Fire Hose: OFCCP/EEOC Updates,” Kansas City Industry Liaison Group (Overland Park, KS, May 2019) (co-presenter)
  • “State Compensation Laws: Conducting Self-Audits and Analysis,” Institute for Workplace Equality (Falls Church, VA May 2019) (co-presenter)
  • “Making and Messaging Pay Adjustments,” Institute for Workplace Equality (Falls Church, VA May 2019) (co-presenter)
  • “Pay Equity in the Public Eye: Why Pay Equity Remains a Major Concern for Employers,” Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) (Webinar, April 2019) (co-presenter)