David Lopez, who served as General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for six years and served the EEOC in various capacities for approximately 25 years, is joining Outten & Golden LLP on January 1, 2017, in its new Washington, D.C. office.  He will join the firm as a Partner, and his practice will focus primarily on class action anti-discrimination litigation, as well as cases involving individual plaintiffs.  Outten & Golden is also in the process of hiring additional attorneys to round out the ranks of its new office.

Employers around the country, and those in the Washington D.C. area in particular, should take note of Lopez’s new position and firm, since it will likely result in an increase in employment class actions both in the D.C. area and nationwide. For employers who may be concerned about their potential exposure to liability on a classwide basis, please contact a Jackson Lewis attorney in your area or Stephanie Adler-Paindiris at Stephanie.Adler-Paindiris@jacksonlewis.com.