Craig E. Leen

Craig Leen Washington DC Attorney Partner Labor Employment K&L Gates Law Firm
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Professional Biography

Craig E. Leen is a partner at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a member of the Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety practice group. His depth of experience spans across federal, state, and local government, as well as the private sector.

Prior to joining the firm, Craig served as Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor. There he served as the leader and senior executive of a premier civil rights enforcement agency that achieved records for both enforcement recoveries and compliance assistance in FY 2019 and FY 2020. Craig reported directly to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Labor; overseeing approximately 450 employees and a budget of over $105 million, with a mission to ensure compliance by federal contractors with equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination obligations.

From his leadership experience at OFCCP and U.S. DOL, Craig provides clients who conduct business with the federal government a wealth of experience and insight into the enforcement of equal employment opportunity regulations and compliance with affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations. In addition, he advises clients on developing pay equity and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs.

Craig’s experiences prior to OFCCP as a government attorney at the municipal and county levels in Florida also provide him a unique vantage point to advise clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance at multiple levels of government.

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