Scott Kelly is a shareholder in the Birmingham, Alabama office of Ogletree Deakins and co-chairs the firm’s Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance Practice Group, whose experienced attorneys counsel and defend federal contractors and subcontractors throughout the United States on jurisdictional, compliance, and enforcement issues involving the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Scott’s national practice includes representing employers in OFCCP compliance evaluations and administrative enforcement actions in each of its six regions. He offers his clients, which span all industries including higher education, a solution-oriented approach to both his work of preparing, managing, and defending affirmative action programs and minimizing back pay liability and other sanctions imposed by OFCCP when investigating and resolving systemic discrimination issues stemming from statistical disparities in hiring and compensation cases.
Scott frequently works to design legally defensible hiring process and practices to fit his clients’ business models and needs. He has developed an expertise for assisting employers with conducting privileged proactive compensation analyses and fair pay audits, providing best practices and strategies for diversity and inclusion practices and metrics, and complying with the EEOC’s and Veterans’ Employment and Training Service annual reporting requirements. In his work, Scott routinely applies principles of efficiency he learned while pursuing his greenbelt in Legal Lean Sigma. A litigator by training, Scott has appeared in numerous employment-related claims before courts and administrative agencies, and even spent time as a prosecutor.