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EEO Class Actions and Systemic Discrimination Cases

Speaker(s): Erin M. Connell, Jennifer L. Liu
Recorded on: Jun. 10, 2021
PLI Program #: 327530

Erin M. Connell is an employment law and litigation partner in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP’s San Francisco office.  She represents employers in high stakes litigation, with a particular focus on equal employment opportunity law and systemic discrimination.  Erin’s practice covers all aspects of employment law, including class actions, systemic discrimination investigations, OFCCP compliance and complex individual cases.  Erin has particular expertise in the area of pay equity, and regularly advises clients with respect to OFCCP and other EEO audits.

Erin frequently speaks on national and California employment law issues, and has published numerous articles on employment law in publications around the country.  She also currently co-chairs the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.


Jennifer L. Liu is the Managing Partner of The Liu Law Firm, P.C., where she represents individuals in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law. Ms. Liu focuses on employment discrimination, wage and hour violations, and employment contracts and agreements.  She also represents victims of civil rights violations and abuse, including survivors of campus sexual assault, sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence.

Ms. Liu has litigated dozens of cases in federal and state courts across the country and has helped recover over $100 million on behalf of workers and employees.* She frequently represents employees in the financial services, technology, and health care industries.  

Ms. Liu has been recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 75 Labor and Employment in California Lawyers in both 2019 and 2020, and was selected for inclusion in the 27th edition of Best Lawyers in America in 2020, as well as the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers.  She has also been named to a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Ms. Liu is an active member of the legal community and regularly speaks and publishes on employment law issues. She currently serves as the Employee Program Chair of the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law National Conference on Equal Employment Law, and the Employee Vice Chair for the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession Committee.  She has served as an editor for numerous publications and treatises, including the treatise Employment Discrimination Law (Lindemann, Grossman, & Weirich), and Zero Tolerance: Best Practices for Combating Sex-Based Harassment in the Legal Profession (ABA Commission on Women in the Profession).

Prior to founding The Liu Law Firm, P.C., Ms. Liu worked at Outten & Golden LLP. Ms. Liu also served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John G. Koeltl of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and she earned her J.D./M.B.A. from Stanford Law School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before law and business school, Ms. Liu worked as an equity research analyst for Janus Capital Group, an investment management firm. She has passed Levels I, II, and III of the Chartered Financial Analyst program.

Ms. Liu is admitted to practice in the states of California and New York, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of California, and the Eastern District of Michigan.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.