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Michael R. Hatcher

Principal
Washington, D.C. Region*

*Admitted only in DC, MA and MD

P 703-483-8328
F 703-483-8301
Michael.Hatcher@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Michael R. Hatcher is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has over 22 years of experience representing a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 corporations to government agencies, in corporate diversity, employment law and government relations.

Mr. Hatcher provides diversity, employment counseling, and crisis management services to organizations seeking to enhance their diversity programs, performance, and profile. He is skilled at reviewing and assessing existing policies and procedures; enhancing programs aimed at recruiting and retaining talented employees (e.g., mentoring, Employee Resource Groups, career development counseling); and recommending changes in the structure and management of diversity programs. Mr. Hatcher provides advice and training to audiences from the C-suite to the full workforce on topics such as diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias, harassment/sexual harassment, and crisis avoidance, management, and recovery.

Mr. Hatcher assists companies in developing and implementing comprehensive diversity action plans; compliance with federal, state, and local non-discrimination requirements; EEOC and OFCCP audits and investigations; supplier diversity; outreach and communication efforts; and diversity-related government relations. Mr. Hatcher often conducts internal investigations of alleged misconduct related to discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation. He leads enterprise-wide assessments of corporate diversity efforts and recommends enhancements to institutionalize diversity in every aspect of an organization’s operations.

Mr. Hatcher has served as Counsel to the PepsiCo Global Diversity and Inclusion Governance Council and the Omnicom Diversity Development Advisory Committee. He previously served as Deputy General Counsel of the National Coalition of Minority Business (NCMB), where he focused on protecting and expanding federal legislation and policies that provide opportunities for small, minority and women-owned businesses in federal contracting. Previously, Mr. Hatcher served as General Counsel of a government contractor engaged in health and human services contracting at the federal and state levels. He served concurrently as General Counsel of a related not-for-profit entity conducting research into health issues under grants from the federal government.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Dartmouth Lawyer's Association
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor of Law

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April 30, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter 2018

April 30, 2018

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2018. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

December 1, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2017.  This edition includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Chairman, Board of Directors liaison, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diversity-related achievements, activities,... Read More

June 30, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q2 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

June 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the second quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

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March 19, 2019

Construction Trade Association Urges Minorities and Women to Join Construction Trades

March 19, 2019

The leading organization for general contractors in the U.S. has announced a new effort to attract more women and minorities to construction. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) said it will push to expand vocational education in high school and establish mentoring programs in college, according to the New York Daily... Read More

December 18, 2018

How Effective Diversity and Inclusion Programs Can Ease Construction Industry Labor Shortage

December 18, 2018

The general counsel of a national construction company had told me that ongoing labor shortages are a major problem and he asked whether diversity and inclusion programs could help. This general counsel is not alone in his concern. Consulting firm Willis Towers Watson identifies “limited workforce diversity” as a Top 20 risk for... Read More

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