Luncheon & General Session featuring Jonathan A. Segal and Acting EEOC Chair Victoria Lipnic

2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Well before the issue of workplace sexual harassment exploded into the national conversation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic was struck by the number of harassment complaints made to the Commission and the egregious behaviors involved. With the support of the full Commission, the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace was created in early 2015, with then-Commissioner Lipnic and her colleague Commissioner Chai Feldblum serving as co-chairs. In June 2016, Lipnic and Feldblum issued the final report of the task force discussing the business case for rooting out harassment, an analysis of risk factors and a discussion of the need to reboot workplace training. In this session, Lipnic and EEOC task force member Jonathan A. Segal will:
  • Reflect on the task force findings in light of the current conversation about workplace harassment and discuss the practical steps for employers.
  • Answer your questions about the work that remains ahead on this important issue.  
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:15pm to 2:00pm

Jonathan A. Segal

Jonathan A.

Jonathan is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in its Employment Group.  He also is the Founder and managing principal of the Duane Morris Institute, which provides training on employment issues to HR professionals, in-house counsel and other leaders.

The core of Jonathan’s practice is helping employers maximize legal compliance and minimize legal risk with regard to harassment, discrimination, retaliation and reasonable accommodations.
Over the past few years, Jonathan has focused on religion in general and antisemitism in particular. In addition to helping clients, Jonathan has delivered a number of talks on antisemitism on behalf of the EEOC as well as to field directors of the EEOC.
Jonathan has provided training to federal judges and other members of the federal judiciary on various employment issues for more than 20 years.


Victoria Lipnic


Victoria A. Lipnic is a Partner at Resolution Economics. She leads the Company’s Human Capital Strategy Group. The Human Capital Strategy Group combines the Company’s expertise in data analytics and deep knowledge of regulatory requirements with an interdisciplinary approach to advise organizations on the full range of their human capital needs and reporting requirements including recruitment, selection, promotions, DE&I, pay equity, and ESG, especially as to equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination issues.

Ms. Lipnic joined Resolution Economics in 2021. She has broad experience in the full range of human capital, labor and employment issues, especially from the regulatory enforcement perspective. Prior to joining the Company she served as Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) from 2010 to 2020 and Acting Chair from 2017 to 2019. She was appointed to the EEOC by President Barack Obama and confirmed by unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate. At the EEOC she worked on policy, cases, and regulations falling under all of the statutes enforced by the Commission including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). While at the EEOC she participated in numerous agency regulatory initiatives including the final GINA regulations, the ADA, as amended, regulations, and the revisions to the EEO-1 form to include pay data reporting. She organized the agency’s first public meeting on Big Data in Employment, created its Chief Data Officer position, oversaw development of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics and published a significant report on age discrimination. She co-chaired the EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace, and co-authored its seminal report, issued in 2016, before the #MeToo movement. Prior to the EEOC, she practiced law with Seyfarth Shaw.  She also served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards from 2002-2008, appointed by President George W. Bush, where, among other regulatory enforcement agencies, she oversaw the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Wage and Hour Division. In 2021-22 she chaired the Artificial Intelligence – Technical Advisory Committee for the Institute for Workplace Equality.

Location: Grand Ballroom
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General Session
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