We have learned that Patrick Patterson will soon be announced as the new Deputy Director of OFCCP in the Agency’s national office, replacing Les Jin. Since 2010, Deputy Director Patterson has served as Senior Counsel to EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien, who recently announced her departure from the Commission. Consistent with other recent OFCCP appointments, Deputy Director Patterson has a lengthy history of plaintiff-side civil rights advocacy, including holding positions as Regional Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. In addition, he taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School and UCLA Law School.
Deputy Director Patterson’s official “start date” with OFCCP is not known at this time, but with everything going on with the Agency these days, (from new regulations to increased audit activity) we except he will jump in very soon.