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Linda U. Okoukoni

Associate
Washington, D.C. Region

P 703-483-8300 F 703-483-8301
Linda.Okoukoni@jacksonlewis.com

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Linda U. Okoukoni

Biography

Linda U. Okoukoni is an Associate in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She focuses her practice on employment litigation and preventive counseling. Ms. Okoukoni counsels in-house attorneys, HR professionals, and business leaders on best employment practices. She works on matters arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as well as whistleblower and retaliation claims.

Ms. Okoukoni has broad experience dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, MSHA, federal and state OSHA enforcement agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor, and state and local labor and employment agencies. Ms. Okoukoni has conducted internal investigations to assess the veracity of employment claims alleged against senior executives. She also has experience advising employers on employee manuals, safety and health program manuals, and on drafting and negotiating employment contracts, including separation agreements and non-compete agreements. 

Ms. Okoukoni started her career practicing mine safety and health law.  As an attorney-advisor at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, D.C., Ms. Okoukoni clerked for administrative law judges who adjudicated safety and health cases involving the mining industry.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Emergency Preparedness: Developing an Effective Plan to Keep Your Workers Safe and Get Your Business Up and Running,” BLR webinar (September 2015) (presenter)
  • “OSHA’s General Duty Clause: Mistakes to Avoid,” BLR webinar (December 2014) (presenter)
  • “OSHA Law: What You Should Know,” Jackson Lewis webinar (September 2014) (presenter)