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Shafeeqa  W. Giarratani

Shafeeqa W. Giarratani

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Austin, TX, USA


Shafeeqa Giarratani is co-managing shareholder of the Austin office of Ogletree Deakins. She represents employers in federal and state court and before administrative agencies and regulatory agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

Shafeeqa has been recognized both locally and nationally as a skilled advocate. Shafeeqa was named by Law 360 as a 2016 Rising Star, one of only seven employment lawyers in the country to receive such a distinction. Shafeeqa has also been named repeatedly as a Super Lawyer – Texas Rising Star and was featured in Bloomberg BNA for her commitment to her clients.

She is a strong advocate for her clients and regularly handles litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level, in alternative dispute resolution and before governmental agencies. Shafeeqa has represented management in civil rights, wrongful discharge, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, employment tort, defamation, breach of contract, tortious interference and other employment-related charges and litigation.

Shafeeqa also specializes in advising clients on whistleblower employment issues, in particular retaliation cases under the False Claims Act. She advises clients on appropriate handling of whistleblowers and regularly handles litigation in this area.

Shafeeqa also regularly advises clients that are federal contractors on affirmative action, legislative and regulatory changes affecting employment matters for federal contractors and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) compliance issues, from developing affirmative action plans to representing companies during the audit process.

Shafeeqa also performs supervisory training seminars, prepares and reviews personnel handbooks and policies and advises clients regarding employee retention and termination.

Shafeeqa W. Giarratani is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Practice and Strategies in OFCCP Discrimination Investigations - OFCCP & Government Contractors 2017: Effective Approaches to Compliance and Audits, Thursday, February 02, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Practice and Strategies in OFCCP Discrimination Investigations (Substantive Outline) - OFCCP & Government Contractors 2017: Effective Approaches to Compliance and Audits, Thursday, February 02, 2017
General Trends in Wage & Hour Case Development (December 1, 2016) - Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2017, Thursday, March 02, 2017
The Life of a Wage and Hour Litigation Claim (Prepared December 1, 2016) - Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2017, Thursday, March 02, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Practice and Strategies in OFCCP Discrimination Investigations - Practice and Strategies in OFCCP Discrimination Investigations, Thursday, February 02, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Practice and Strategies in OFCCP Discrimination Investigations - Practice and Strategies in OFCCP Discrimination Investigations, Thursday, February 02, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Practice and Strategies in OFCCP Discrimination Investigations - Practice and Strategies in OFCCP Discrimination Investigations, Thursday, February 02, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs OFCCP & Government Contractors 2017: Effective Approaches to Compliance and Audits, Friday, February 03, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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