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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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California Requires Large Insurers to Report Board Diversity, Spending with Diverse Businesses

October 10, 2019

A new California law requires large insurers to report on the demographics of their governing boards and the amounts they spend with businesses owned by minorities, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and disabled veterans. Under the new law, Senate Bill 534 (SB 534), reporting will be required on a biennial basis beginning on July 1,... Read More

September 26, 2019

Shifting Demographics Require Greater Attention to Diversity

September 26, 2019

Shifting demographics threaten the ability of construction companies to staff projects. Many industry leaders identify worker shortages as a major problem and expect this issue to continue for the next several years. The share of employees in the industry aged 55 and older continues to increase. The next generation of workers, Generation... Read More

June 25, 2019

Supplier Diversity: Untapped Resource for Construction Companies

June 25, 2019

An effective supplier diversity program can provide multiple benefits for construction companies, including enhanced innovation, profitability, and the ability to attract and retain qualified minority and female employees. Enhance Compliance with Government Contract Requirements The federal government, state government agencies,... Read More

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Supplier Diversity: An Untapped Resource for Construction Employers

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Sexual Harassment Claims in Media and Entertainment: High Level Strategies on How to Prevent, Protect and Recover Your Reputation

November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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California Requires Large Insurers to Report Board Diversity, Spending with Diverse Businesses
October 14, 2019

A new California law requires large insurers to report on the demographics of their governing boards and the amounts they spend with businesses owned by minorities, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and disabled veterans. Read More