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Camille Olson

Seyfarth Shaw LLP on behalf of U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Hearing of March 16, 2016 - Public Input into the Proposed Revisions to the EEO-1 Report

Camille A. Olson is a partner of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Co-Chair of its National Complex Litigation Practice Group, and National Chairperson of its Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group. She serves on the firm's National Labor and Employment Law Steering Committee and is the past National Chairperson of the Labor and Employment Practice Department. In November 2013, Ms. Olson was appointed Chairperson of the United States Chamber of Commerce's Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Subcommittee. For nearly 30 years, she has represented companies nationwide in all areas of litigation, with emphasis on employment discrimination and harassment, wage and hour matters, and independent contractor status. Her trial experience includes lead defense trial counsel in "bet the company" harassment, discrimination, independent contractor, and wage and hour cases. In addition, Ms. Olson represents employers in designing, reviewing, and evaluating their pay practices to ensure compliance with federal and local equal employment opportunity laws. Ms. Olson also works closely with Seyfarth Shaw's OFCCP & Affirmative Action Compliance team, which has defended clients in every OFCCP region and virtually all district offices with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small employers in all industries. She has served as outside counsel and independent counsel to Boards of Directors and Executive Team Members in connection with internal investigations and highly sensitive litigation matters.  Ms. Olson is on the Board of Directors of Inland Press Association, and Co-Chair of Inland's Human Resource Committee.

Ms. Olson is the recipient of numerous accolades. Ms. Olson was named one of 2016's Top Attorneys in Illinois as well as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Illinois by Chicago Magazine. She was named one of the top 10 employment litigators in the country by Legal 500, which praised her 'superb representation' and named her 'one of the best employment litigators in the country.' Law360 has named Ms. Olson one of seven Employment Litigator MVPs for her exemplary work on critical litigation. She has been named as one of the Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys by Human Resource Executive and LawDragon, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Chambers USA consistently rates her at the highest level, recently noting: "Specializing in complex discrimination litigation, Camille Olson is 'just terrific.' Everything you hear about her is excellent and she handles the really cutting-edge stuff." Also in 2013, Inland Press Association named Ms. Olson the recipient of its Ray Carlsen Distinguished Award; one of the Association's highest honors, the award recognizes "members who have distinguished themselves in service to the association and its affiliated foundation, who have been exemplary in service to their communities and their companies, and who deserve the recognition of their peers and colleagues." In 2014 the Columbus Dispatch inaugurated the Camille A. Olson Award of Excellence, to be awarded annually to one of their managers in recognition of Ms. Olson's commitment to excellence in managing independent contractor relationships.